Bakersfield’s Eye Witness News team interviewed Taye about the Share Breakfast program and talked about his upcoming films Baggage Claim and Best Man 2.
We are excited to share these images of Taye & Walker during the photoshoot for the Milk Mustache ad.
Taye and Walker are the newest faces for the Got Milk? Campaign! People.com did a feature on Taye & Walker and the Share Breakfast program.
Cereal? Check. Spoons? Check. Matching milk mustaches? Check!
Former Private Practice star Taye Diggs has teamed up with Kellogg’s and the Got Milk? campaign to provide over one million breakfasts to kids in need.
And the doting dad is sharing the spotlight with someone special: his son Walker Nathaniel.
“Being able to shoot the Got Milk? ad with my son was one of the better times in life just because, obviously, the ad is going to last forever,” Diggs, 42, tells PEOPLE.
But while Diggs was more than ready to flash the camera his stellar smile, his 3½-year-old son needed a little more prompting from his parents.
“We had to constantly make up games and excuses just to keep him occupied,” the actor shares.
“So when it seems like he’s smiling, he’s actually roaring because he wanted to be a tiger.”
When he’s not posing alongside his famous father, Walker is busy brushing up on all of Michael Jackson‘s best dance moves.
“‘Smooth Criminal’ – he has the entire video memorized and acts it out, which is awesome to see,” says Diggs.
To watch the video of Taye talking about Walker and the program go here.
And to see the full sized ad go here.
This morning Taye was on Good Morning America talking about the Kellogg’s Share Breakfast program. To join in on helping share the message go on twitter and use the hashtag #ShareBreakfast
Actor discusses partnering with Action for Healthy Kids to promote daily, healthy breakfasts.
The Chicago Sun Times shared this great article today about Kellogg’s Share Breakfast.
For most of us, the fact that we’ll eat breakfast is a given, whether it’s as simple as a bowl of cereal or a muffin from the local coffee shop. But for millions of kids in America, breakfast isn’t part of their routine. In fact, the alarming reality is that one in five kids throughout our communities regularly go without breakfast. That means that one of your child’s friends probably starts each day without anything to eat. I’ve personally experienced what this feels like — growing up, there were times that my family wasn’t doing so well, and I can remember days when I would go to school hungry. I can relate to the financial worries that many families in America face in trying to put food on the table every day.
Now that I’m a dad, I’m fortunate enough to be able to give my son breakfast each morning. But many kids have to rely on school breakfast programs to get the food they need to be prepared to learn and to unlock their full potential. I know this because I was one of those children. That’s why this year, it’s my mission to help vulnerable kids eat breakfast by raising awareness of Kellogg’s Share Breakfast program, which aims to end childhood hunger by sharing 1 million breakfasts with kids who normally go without it.
Our in-school partner, Chicago-based Action for Healthy Kids, fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places. The organization also provides grants directly to schools so that they can increase participation in the national School Breakfast Program. These grants, funded by Share Breakfast, already have given more than 100 schools in 36 states the support they need to ensure their students start each day off right.
Recently, as part of my work with both organizations, I appeared in a public service announcement and narrated two Great Start videos, sharing inspiring stories from grant recipients Cypress Elementary in Kissimmee, Fla., and Hodge Elementary in Denton, Texas. As part of the breakfast program at Cypress Elementary, physical education teacher Edgar Colon hands out breakfast to students every morning to make sure no one goes hungry. At Hodge Elementary, the school breakfast program has already had an enormous impact on students, from fewer visits to the nurse’s office to better class participation.
Because of the Share Breakfast program, I’m confident that stories like these can become a child’s reality anywhere. The advantages for kids who’ve enrolled in school breakfast programs are limitless — studies show that those who participate have fewer absences and late arrivals than those who don’t. These programs and these children need our support today. After all, it’s about the health and well-being of our nation’s future generation.
Taye Diggs donated his fee for this column to Action for Healthy Kids. For more information, visit ShareBreakfast.com, which will share breakfast with a child in need for every view, share, tweet and comment about the PSA and Great Start videos.
I am so excited to share that Taye has joined Kellogg’s in their Share One Million Breakfast Program. Below is the press release from Kellogg’s … find out how you can help bring breakfast to kids who are going without.
Also be sure to watch the public service announcement that Taye did for the Share Breakfast program. Every time you watch it raises funds for the program. Be sure to share this with your friends!
Kellogg’s® and Action for Healthy Kids® Share One Million Breakfasts* to Help Bring Out Kids’ Full Potential
-Did u know 1 in 5 kids may go without breakfast every day? @Kelloggs_US will share a breakfast for every RT #ShareBreakfast
-Make a difference in a kid’s life & RT the @Kelloggs_US #ShareBreakfast PSA http://tinyurl.com/cqr576a featuring @TayeDiggs
Just in time for the season of giving, Kellogg’s® and celebrity dad and actor Taye Diggs have partnered to share breakfast with children in need as part of the third consecutive Share Breakfast initiative. Starting today, families across the country can share a breakfast with a child in need by simply sharing a public service announcement featuring Diggs on ShareBreakfast.com. For each view, share and comment, Kellogg’s will share breakfast.
Along with in-school breakfast partner Action For Healthy Kids®, Kellogg’s and Diggs are making it their mission to show families how a wholesome breakfast can help kids reach their full potential every day. Kids who eat breakfast have more energy and focus for learning, yet nearly one in five children across our communities go without breakfast. That’s why Kellogg’s and Diggs are leading the charge to help end childhood hunger and are rallying families across the U.S. to help provide breakfast for kids in need.
As a dad, Kellogg’s Share Breakfast campaign is a cause Diggs feels passionately about. His mom was a teacher and he was raised on the belief that eating a wholesome breakfast helps give kids the potential to have a great day. As a child, Taye grew up as the eldest of five children in Rochester, New York and after the sudden death of his father, Taye stepped up to help his mother care for his four younger siblings. Through his family leadership, he can relate to the financial worries that many families in America face in putting food on the table every day. In the program’s third year, Kellogg’s Share Breakfast will share one million breakfasts* with kids in need through grants to schools or school districts to help them increase their participation in school breakfast programs.
“Just imagine what kids across the country could accomplish if they each had a great start every day. That’s why I am partnering with Kellogg’s and the Share Breakfast program to help make this a reality,” said Diggs. “Join me in raising one million breakfasts to help get America’s kids the start they deserve.”
How to Join the Share Breakfast Movement
Families across the U.S. can join Diggs in the Share Breakfast movement and give the power of breakfast to kids in need. Every time you do one of the following, Kellogg’s will share breakfast to a kid who might otherwise go without:
- Share the public service announcement with friends.
- Like or comment on the Share Breakfast Facebook page.
- Pin the public service announcement on Pinterest.
Visit ShareBreakfast.com to watch the public service announcement with Diggs and learn about all the ways families can get involved for Share Breakfast 2013.