Breakfast funding boost to give more children a healthy start to the day
More children across the country will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day, thanks to an investment of up to £26 million.
Funded through the Government’s soft drinks industry levy, The National School Breakfast Programme will be managed by Magic Breakfast and Family Action and will benefit over 1,770 schools across the country
School breakfast provision has been shown to improve educational outcomes for children, by improving their memory and concentration. As part of the funding, Family Action and Magic Breakfast will also be looking at how to encourage more children who arrive at school hungry to eat breakfast before lessons, and will aim to improve collaboration and sharing of best practice across schools.
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