Moo... for a hearty breakfast

Cows may seem like odd company at a meal, but for these schoolchildren in Krimpenerwaard, a municipality in the Netherlands, it was a treat to enjoy breakfast in a barn with friends - of the two-legged and four-legged kind.

The meal was part of a push to encourage more children to have healthy breakfasts.

Studies have shown that children who have breakfast learn and behave better, are healthier and more active.

Unfortunately, a growing number of children around the world have been found to be skipping breakfast.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 11, 2017, with the headline 'Moo... for a hearty breakfast'. Print Edition | Subscribe