School breakfast clubs contribute in achieving corporate priorities significantly Promoting health, wellbeing and care of children of primary school age and the promotion of social inclusion.
Studies carried out by advisory group continyou on behalf of Kellogg’s children’s eating habits have shown that, in Scotland, around 11% leave home to start the school day without eating or drinking anything.
Separate studies have shown that a healthy, nutritious breakfast impacts on a child’s ability to begin the learning process and to the levels of concentration required to maintaining this effectively.
As part of the New Community School pilot programme, a breakfast service was established in Castlehill Primary School, Wishaw in 2000 as part of the school’s development plan to raise levels of attainment, reduce non-attendance and late-coming, and improve the health of the children by giving them a nourishing and positive start to the school day.
Additional services were then funded by South Coatbridge and Motherwell North Social Inclusion Partnerships and a successful bid to the Better Neighbourhood Services Fund enabled the rollout of services to additional schools within the SIMD (Scottish Indicators of Multiple Deprivation) 6 – 10% data zones.
In September 2004 the Education Committee approved the development of a sustainable breakfast service in primary schools. This decision was based on local and national evaluations and built on the existing good practice from the pilot schools.
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