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Pilot Programme of Breakfast Clubs

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The Pilot Programme of Breakfast Clubs is managed by HFfA which provides funding and support to four new breakfast clubs in north Dublin. The Pilot Programme runs from January 2013 until June 2014. Healthy Food for All works closely with each school to provide guidance on setting up and running a sustainable breakfast club that builds on the resources and expertise available locally.

Benefits of Breakfast Clubs

  • Nutritious breakfast has a positive impact on nutritional intake
  • Linked with improved attendance rates and punctuality
  • Improves cognition, memory, and concentration in class
  • Develops social eating habits
  • Opportunity for children to talk with someone in confidence before school
  • Opportunity to engage with families on an informal basis – support parental engagement

Healthy Food for All is evaluating the progress of the clubs throughout the programme to:

  • Identify the benefits of setting up a breakfast club for children and their families
  • Identify the challenges of setting up a breakfast club
  • Identify the cost of setting up and running a breakfast club
  • Explore differences & similarities for DEIS and non-DEIS settings

The Pilot Programme of Breakfast Clubs is funded through Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund. For further information, contact Sinéad on skeenan@healthyfoodforall.com or 0863888728

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