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Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

 Breakfast Clubs are extremely diverse in their size, setting, aims and approach. It is this diversity which means they have great potential to address specific school and community targets.

 Why have a breakfast club?

  • Helps promote regular meal times and healthy eating
  • Increase children's intake of fibre, viatmins and minerals
  • Increases attendance
  • Decrease lateness
  • Saves families time and money

How can Schools afford a breakfast club?

  • See the Free Breakfast Cereal page for how to get a long term supply of Kellogs cereal to your school
  • Contact Greggs Foundation for help setting up a free breakfast club which provides staff, bread and subsidises other breakfast items (Primaries only).
  • Magic Breakfast can help schools with over 35% Free School Meal eligibility set up breakfast clubs.
  • Breakfast clubs don't need to be free to pupils, families may be willing to pay a small charge for the food and childcare provided.
  • Ask parents or volunteers to help staff it, or spread the work load throughout school staff
  • Ask your caterer if they can help provide a breakfast club.

 Please contact schoolwellbeing@leeds.gov.uk  0113 3951047 if you would like additional breakfast club support or have any questions.

Additional Support:

  • Advice on what to serve at a healthy breakfast club in line the School Food Standards
  • Helping set up a school breakfast club
  • Step by step guide to setting up a breakfast club

Breakfast Club Checklist

  • Have you identified the benefits of running a breakfast club for your school?
  • Are you clear about what the pupils and parents want from this?
  • Have you identified sources of funding? Have you identified potential staff/volunteers?
  • Have you decided where and when the club will run?
  • Have you identified useful resources to promote breakfast within your school?
  • Have you identified any pupils with allergies and addressed these?