From Clarissa and Sabrina to wife, mom, Dancing With The Stars contestant and breakfast enthusiast, Melissa Joan Hart has done it all! Melissa chatted with OK! to talk about her latest endeavor as being a supporter of the Kellogg’s Share Your Breakfast program to help fight children who go without eating the most important meal of the day, breakfast. It’s as easy as snap-text-share. For every breakfast picture or description sent in, Kellogg’s will aid to increase school’s participation in breakfast programs. The goal is one million breakfasts so Melissa is helping Kellogg’s reach that goal!
Melissa headed over the Grand Central Station yesterday, National Breakfast Day, to launch the program and chat with some of the kids.
“It was great we were at Grand Central early in the morning serving breakfast to anybody that came through. I got to sit with some really great kids and have some delicious Kellogg’s breakfast, and I got to meet the deputy mayor,” Melissa tells OK!, “it’s a really great project, what there doing is really astounding. I didn’t know that one in four children in the US goes to school hungry in the morning, it’s wild.”
Melissa also sat down to chat with the kids at Grand Central Station to teach them about the program. “I was at Grand Central having breakfast with the kids I was explaining the program to them and they said ‘Oh so you’re doing this for the hungry kids in Haiti?’ and I said no this is happening in our country. We forget that this kind of thing can happen in our country.”
Mommy to two adorable sons, Mason and Braydon, this issue hits close to home for Melissa. “Everybody has a soft spot in their heart for children but when you have kids all of a sudden you imagine it as your kids which makes it so much different when you picture their little faces.”
As an actress constantly on the move, how does Melissa find time to make breakfast for her sons?
“My husband is a great cook, me, not so much. He makes animal shaped pancakes, spinach sausages, and eggs but when it’s with me it’s like oatmeal and cereal. And in the morning it’s so hard its always such a rush to get out of the house” Melissa explains to OK!. “We try to make breakfast as soon as we get up and let the kids eat in their pajamas that way they don’t mess up their school clothes.”
Aside from all of this, Melissa was elated to find out her ABC Family show Melissa & Joey will be returning with new episodes in June!
Although she is so busy, Melissa has found a good balance between work and family that works for her.
“It’s just hard for me because I’m commuting 3,000 miles, my children are one way and I’m the other and I try to let them have normal lives hang out with friends, sleep in their own beds which I think is really important”
And we didn’t forget about her awesome dancing skills she wowed the Dancing With The Stars stage with just a few seasons ago. So what does she suggest for the new contestants?
“Pace yourself! It’s only a short time in your life but it seems long in the moment because it’s basically every moment of everyday by being a politician by trying to round up votes or you’re doing the radio interviews, or you’re dancing or you’rer in a fitting; and it’s seven days a week for 15 weeks if you make it all the way so you’ve got to be in a good mental state and take your time to go get your massages and have coffee with your friends and get something going in your life outside of the dance world.”
To find out more about Kellogg’s Share Your Breakfast program, head over to shareyourbreakfast.com to upload your picture or description or text the word SHARE with a photo or a description of your breakfast to 21534!
By Alannah Scharfenberger