Breakfast for better learning in the classroom
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It sets our kids up to concentrate, learn and be at their best – but unfortunately not all children are able to start the day with breakfast at home.
The School Breakfast Clubs program is a partnership between the Victorian Government Department of Education and Training and Foodbank Victoria to address the rates of hunger and disadvantage in the classroom.
Launched in 2016, the program is delivering healthy, Victorian-manufactured breakfast foods to 500 of the most disadvantaged primary schools across the state.
Up to 50,000 breakfasts are being served each week through School Breakfast Clubs. Of teachers and schools surveyed:
- 81% report improved concentration for students attending Breakfast Club
- 76% report improved social relationships
- 72% report improved engagement in classroom activities
- 70% report improved behaviour
- 64% report improved academic outcomes.
Volunteers are crucial to the running of many Breakfast Clubs. Volunteers not only help set up and serve breakfasts but can provide valuable social interaction for students.
You can see the map of all participating schools, including those in need of additional volunteers (orange pins) below.
- School Breakfast Clubs information flyer
- Evaluation of the School Breakfast Clubs Program – Interim Report April 2017
- Evaluation of the School Breakfast Clubs Program – Interim Report March 2018
- Foodbank Hunger in the Classroom Report May 2015
- Foodbank Hunger Report 2017 – full report
- Foodbank Hunger Report 2017 – snapshot
- Victorian Department of Education and Training