The scheme, managed by national charity Family Action, aims to provide a healthy breakfast for all who need one to give pupils the best start to their school day, with a full tummy.
Headteacher, Laura McPhee said: “Loughborough Primary School has been part of the National Breakfast Programme since November 2021. As 2.5 million children are at risk of food hunger in the Uk and 19% of children in Lambeth experience food insecurity, it is vitally important for us to be part of a fantastic programme that meets the needs of our children. We were delighted to be joined by the Minister for Children and Families, Will Quince yesterday morning. Staff and pupils shared the positive impact our breakfast programme has had on attendance, attainment and pupil wellbeing. We even made Mother’s Day cards together…What a fantastic start to the day!”
The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) is funded by the Department for Education, with Family Action undertaking the day-to-day running of the scheme. It provides deliveries of healthy breakfast foods to schools across the country, giving them a healthy start. As well as food, schools have access to a knowledgeable support team who can help them get the most out of the programme.
“A healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn.”
Rosalie Mead, NSBP manager for Family Action, said: “Family Action is committed to supporting child development, and we believe a healthy school breakfast, without barrier or stigma, can set up children to succeed and give them the very best chance to learn. I’d encourage all schools to visit our website to find out more about the programme and how we can help.”
To date, the NSBP has received 3,907 applications from eligible schools and 1,800 schools have signed up. Of those, 1,515 schools are already receiving breakfast food.
If your school hasn’t signed up to the programme yet there is still time to enrol. Click here to find out more.