50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy star Baz Ashmawy took time out from trying to 'kill' his mum, Nancy, to take part in Kellogg's Powering Play breakfast to highlight the importance of proper fuelling in kids.
The father-of-two, who clearly has a very close bond with his mum, knows just how important healthy eating is, especially when taking part in sports: "It's obvious that food and hydration play a huge role in helping [children] sustain their activity levels. You can't expect to run on empty; you have to fuel an active body."
Talking to MummyPages, the 41-year-old opened up about his early relationship with food, and how it has changed now.
“My mum overfed me [when I was growing up],” Baz jokingly said to our Mum-in-Residence Laura Haugh. “I’ve been struggling with my eating habits due to my mum; she used to make a whole lasagne and I would eat the whole lasagne.
“I thought this was normal that you would eat a whole lasagne.”
But he knows better now!
Talking about the important role Kellogg’s are playing in teaching children about healthy eating and staying hydrated, Baz explained that “people are [now] better educated on portion sizes and things like that."
However, while he understands the importance of proper fuelling, Baz, just like the rest of us, admits that it's too easy to snack on unhealthy sweets when out and about.
“It’s so easy to snack on chocolate and crisps or whatever is in the back of the van when you’re on the road,” he said to Laura.
“I’m trying to be healthier. Blueberries. Blueberries are my tip.”
Kellogg’s Powering Play is an initiative to help children understand the importance of nutrition in fuelling physical activity.
Powering Play is part of Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, which will see more than 100,000 children take part in GAA camps across the summer.