National School Breakfast Programme
At least half a million children in the UK arrive at school each day too hungry to learn. Research has shown a direct link between the breakfast habits of children and their educational attainment, with children in primary schools where breakfast is provided achieving on average up to two months’ additional academic progress over the course of a year.
Family Action’s exciting National School Breakfast Programme, delivered in partnership with
Magic Breakfast and funded by the Department for Education, is working to support 1775 schools in disadvantaged communities across the country to improve access to healthy breakfasts and learning.
The service aims to:
Ensure more children receive a healthy breakfast at the start of their day.
Improve educational outcomes of disadvantaged young people
Share best practices across schools and encourage innovative approaches to school breakfast provision.
If a school in your area is interested in exploring the benefit of removing the hunger barrier to learning for all your pupils, please complete an Expression of Interest form from www.family-action.org.uk/breakfast