This Sunday morning I’m heading out to the Botanical Gardens to participate in ‘Breakfast around the Tan’ presented by Diabetes Australia – Vic in conjunction with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

The unique event is a walk around the beautiful Tan track with five breakfast stations that will feature fresh produce and beautiful dishes. What better way to do your morning walk than with different breakfast stations?!

Breakfast around the Tan has been set up to raise awareness and funds to support the work done by Diabetes Australia. As a person who has Diabetes sufferers in my family it’s an important cause to support. With more than 300,000 Victorians living with diabetes, and 74 people each day are diagnosed with diabetes, it’s awareness campaigns like that that are vital in the fight against this disease. With more than 500,000 Victorians at high risk of developing diabetes, Diabetes Australia–Vic and their friends at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival believe the fight for healthy lifestyles must continue.

Breakfast Burrito_credit - Bright Young Things

As well as five breakfast stations laden with fresh produce and beautiful dishes, the event will also feature entertainment and appearances by DA–Vic Ambassador & yoga queen Sammy Veall as well as an army of chefs including Shane Delia (Maha), Adam D’Sylva (Coda, Tonka) Travis McAuley (Hellenic Republic), and Scott Pickett (Estelle, Saint Crispin), will be joining walkers to raise much-needed funds for this worthy cause.


Even the Functional Medicine Associates agrees that the walk is to highlight healthy eating and living and will include five food stations at which all participants can stop, graze and enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast crafted by Melbourne catering company ‘Bright Young Things’ and approved by a Diabetes Australia dietician.

Boston Baked Bean with Mushroom and Sourdough_credit - Bright Young Things


Details of the Breakfast stations (to whet your appetite) are:


  • Station 1 – Fresh fruit from Fruit Growers Victoria & a San Pellegrino hydration station


  • Station 2 – Muesli with Jalna Low Fat Greek Yogurt 


  • Station 3 – Boston baked beans with delicious Australian mushrooms and La Madre Bakery bread 


  • Station 4 – Sweet Potato frittata with Rauch ACE orange, carrot & lemon juice 


  • Station 5 – Two egg omelette breakfast burrito featuring Valley Park Farm free range eggs and Australian Avocados 


So please join me and other walkers out on Sunday morning for Breakfast around the Tan! Hope to see you there!

For tickets and further information visit

The event costs $35 for adults, $15 for children and $80 for a family ticket. Participants can also register on the day, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Southern Cross Lawn, Observatory Precinct (Birdwood Avenue entrance, opposite the Shrine of Remembrance).

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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