Winston-Salem, NC -- According to the American Culinary Federation, 3.5 million children ages five and younger are food insecure, that means they don't have regular access to nutritional meals.
That's why Family Services Head Start in Winston-Salem held "Breakfast with the Chefs" Friday morning. It's part of the Childhood Hunger Day National Awareness Campaign.
Chefs cooked a healthy breakfast for about 200 families with young children. Breakfast included a casserole made of eggs, milk and veggies, as well as fresh fruit, juices and oatmeal. Chef Donald McMillian explained why breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. "If you don't start the day out right, the rest of it's not gonna get any better. So we start 'em out with a good breakfast, a nutritional breakfast and we know that they're gonna have a great day."
Experts say it's important to teach children about nutrition at a young age, so they continue the habits as they grow up.
WFMY News 2