The number of schools who have a breakfast club is on the increase; it is a great way to ensure that pupils are accessing a healthy, nutritious breakfast and are ready to start the school day on a full stomach. We all know that children can concentrate the best when they have eaten good, healthy food, so what better way to start the day?
The School Food Standards include breakfast provided by school breakfast clubs. By adhering to the standards schools will be offering the best possible start to their children's day, ensuring readiness for learning, improved concentration and ultimately better achievements.
If your school's percentage of pupil premium children is above 35%, you could be eligible to receive funding from Magic Breakfast, a charity set up to help feed more of our children every morning. Visit the Magic Breakfast website for more details.
The Children's Food Trust has lots of information and support for breakfast clubs, and has conducted some useful research to demonstrate the importance of eating breakfast. Visit the Children's Food Trust website for more details.
Breakfast 4 Life
Breakfast 4 Life, part of the Change 4 Life movement, has produced an information sheet and activity sheet to help pupils think about a healthy breakfast.
Greggs Breakfast Club Programme
The Greggs Breakfast Club Programme was established in 1999 to help primary school children get a nutritious start to their school day. Every school is provided with fresh bread from their nearest Greggs shop and a grant to support start-up and ongoing costs.