A Good Practice Guide for Breakfast Clubs

Breakfast clubs were first set up to combat poverty and malnourishment in disadvantaged communities. Since their development research indicates that breakfast clubs are more than a means of providing food. They provide a fun and safe place for children to meet their friends before school, which is especially important for children who find school challenging and have difficulty socialising. They can also be a wonderful opportunity to welcome families within the school setting, and can help relieve family pressures and stress through the provision of an alternative approach to breakfast. Breakfast clubs can be a real support to families and help build positive relationships between the school and the local community.

Healthy Food for All works closely with each school to provide advice and guidance on setting up and running a sustainable breakfast club that builds on the resources and experiences available locally. 

This guide aims to:

  • provide information on setting up and running a breakfast club,
  • includes case studies of existing clubs to show how they work in different settings
  • support schools and community groups to create a positive social environment where children can prepare for the school day