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Breakfast and after school food

Breakfast and after school food

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 down 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. You can find more detail of these on our sub-page here.

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 Clu

Covid-19 - Resources

Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!

We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.

These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis.

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