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2,000 families gather for breakfast carnival

Some 2,000 families gathered at The Lawn@Marina Bay on Saturday for Singapore's largest breakfast carnival.

SINGAPORE: Some 2,000 families gathered at The Lawn@Marina Bay on Saturday for Singapore's largest breakfast carnival.

Despite a gloomy morning, the Rise & Shine Breakfast Carnival saw families spread across the lawn on picnic mats making sandwiches in the heart of the city.

Mascots dressed in mosquito outfits were out in force to entertain the children, but the 'mossies' along with the rest had to take cover when the heavens opened.

The downpour however did not put a dampener on the event, which was to encourage healthy living and healthy eating among children.

A recent study found that 1 in 3 children in Singapore either did not have breakfast or if they did, it was an unhealthy one.

"Many Singaporean students and children don't pay enough attention to breakfast," said Grace Fu, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, who was at the event. "Breakfast is such an important part of the meal and more importantly, it is also a time for them to bond.

"I think parents should do more of that these days; to spend less time on tuition and more time bonding over sports and recreation."  

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