The ATF BiG Breakfast/Brunch
Why hold a BiG Breakfast/Brunch?
The ATF BiG Breakfast/Brunch is an important fundraiser for the ATF. Without fundraisers to support the ATF, the organisation would not be able to provide as many member services and reach out to Australians with awareness messaging. You may like to vary the time of your event from a ‘BiG Breakfast to a ‘BiG Brunch’ whichever is more convenient. Organise the right time for you, so you can enjoy the event with your work colleagues, friends or family!
THE ATF BiG Breakfast/Brunch Health Message
The Australian Thyroid Foundation wants all Australians to be aware of this event and the importance of the message!
A healthy thyroid gland needs iodine to produce thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and feeds every cell in the body energy levels. Without these hormones the body will suffer and your overall health will be affected. The Thyroid Gland is part of the body’s endocrine system and therefore other hormones in the body can be affected as well, if your thyroid hormone production is in question. Research shows Australia and New Zealand are affected by iodine deficiency, which means our soils and food supply no longer naturally contain enough iodine. Therefore we all need to ensure we include iodine enriched foods in our daily diet. Women contemplating pregnancy, pregnant women or lactating women need 250 mcgs of iodine daily to protect the developing foetus and newborn. In particular the pregnancy and the newborn's brain development. A daily pregnancy supplement including at least 150 mcgs of iodine is essential during this time.
The National Health Ministers Research Committee (NHMRC) recommended in February 2011 that all pregnant and lactating women ingest a daily pregnancy supplement, including at least 150 mcgs of iodine.
CLICK HERE to read the NHMRS Statement.
BiG Breakfast Lunch/Brunch Menu Ideas
Iodine Enriched Food Suggestions: Marine Seafood, Bread - is now fortified with iodised salt, Dairy Milk, Dairy Products, Eggs, and Foods Containing Iodised Salt. Preparing a menu containing these foods will give your guests an understanding of how to include iodine enriched foods in their daily diet to support Good Thyroid Health.
Fundraise To Support The ATF
Money raised at your event from raffles, door prizes, door entry etc. will help the ATF continue to support our members and raise much needed awareness Australia wide about the importance of an Iodine Enriched Diet and Good Thyroid Health.
BiG Breakfast/Brunch Host Pack
The ATF will provide all BiG Breakfast/Brunch Hosts with a template for Invitations, ATF Apron, ATF Fact Sheets and ATF Educational Brochures. The ATF will also send you a report to return, so we can include your event on our website with please take photos of the day to be attached to your report.
Directions on where to bank donations will also be provided.
Where to hold your BiG Breakfast/Brunch
Choose a venue which is convenient for you and where it will be a lot of fun for guests! You could hold your event in a local community hall, your office or workplace or your home to name a few ideas. Remember to make sure you have kitchen facilities available and hold the event somewhere your guests will enjoy.