Government breakfast club programme sees 500 sign-ups

Five hundred new or improved breakfast clubs have been established since March under a government-funded programme worth up to £26 million.

The figures, published by Family Action, follow the Education Secretary's announcement in March for two leading charities to run clubs to improve breakfast for pupils in more than 1,700 schools by 2020.

Since March, 500 schools have already signed up to the National School Breakfast Programme delivered by Family Action – in partnership with Magic Breakfast, and 150 are already up and running in schools. Under this programme, Family Action has reported that 15,000 breakfasts are already being served every day to children – many from disadvantaged families.

This programme is focused on the most disadvantaged parts of the country, including the government’s 12 Opportunity Areas.

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