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Breakfast and after school food provision

Food consumed at breakfast and after school clubs can contribute towards pupils overall nutrition and health status. There are also many benefits to providing food before school to help address hunger, improve attendance, attainment, behaviour and cognition.

Click here to download a PowerPoint presentation from Dr Katie Adolphus from the University of Leeds, who shares her findings on the evidence for promoting breakfast consumption.

Food served before and after school must also meet the School Food Standards

How we can support your school?

We can provide in-school and remote consultancy and advice with developing menus and checking for compliance with the School Food Standards. We can also support with your plans to set up new clubs and provide information on how to ensure your promoting healthy eating messages.

We have a range of sample menus for both before and after school clubs that meet the School Food Standards that you can download here.

We also deliver training each year for breakfast and after school club leaders and staff members. You can find out more and book you place at Training can also be delivered as a bespoke course or in your local area on request.

Please contact to speak about support for breakfast and after school clubs.

Key research papers for breakfast consumption 

The effects of breakfast on behaviour and academic performance in children and adolesents 

Associations Between Habitual School-Day Breakfast Consumption Frequency and Academic Performance in British Adolescents, Katie Adolphus, Clare L. Lawton and Louise Dye

Links and further reading

Magic breakfast

Fareshare Yorkshire

ReThink Food

Kellogs Breakfast Programme

Greggs Breakfast Club