Teachers attending the event will be invited to download a healthy living Big Breakfast Pack for schools to run their own Big Breakfast events during National Family Week (30th May-5th June) and help raise funds for Family Lives.
The Family Lives Big Breakfast pack contains themes and ideas for the school and home environment including holding a themed Family Lives Big Breakfast Sports Day and children being encouraged to make breakfast for Mum and Dad at the weekend.
Gary Little, Community Manager, Gloucester Rugby Club said:
"It is extremely important for professional rugby players to have a healthy and balanced diet. The squad are really looking forward to joining the teachers for breakfast and helping to promote the benefits of having a nutritional start to the day and the importance of families finding time to eat together."
Jane Windle-Hartshorn, Gloucestershire Family Lives Manager said:
"The Big Breakfast event is a great opportunity for teachers and families to get involved in healthy living options for the whole family."
"With today's busy schedules of work and school it is all too often that breakfast might be one meal that is missed. For our children who are continuously growing and developing studies have shown that eating breakfast provides them with the nutritional ingredients they need to stimulate learning, achieve and participate more and behave better in school."
"Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus), in association with Gloucester Rugby, Creed Foodservice and Rickerby's Solicitors are to launch the BIG BREAKFAST EVENT on February 14th 2011 to highlight the importance of a healthy and nutritional start to the day in addition to emphasising the value of families eating together promoting positive family values and quality time."
"Evidence tells us that eating breakfast leads to better health, better success in school and in later life.We advise parents, where possible, to sit down with their children and ensure their family eat a healthy breakfast."
"We welcome Gloucester Rugby's support in encouraging teachers and parents to get involved with the Family Lives Big Breakfast Campaign."
"Parents who are concerned about their child's weight can seek help, support and advice either by calling our free and confidential helpline 0808 800 2222 or by visiting our website www.familylivess.org.uk."