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Breakfast Club

St Saviour's Primary School


Breakfast Club

 

 

 

About the Breakfast Club


 

Cordia provide a free Breakfast Club.  This runs from 8:15 am to 8:45 am in the school Dining Hall and is supervised by Cordia Staff. 

Children can attend daily and should register with the supervising staff.

 

The Big Breakfast offers primary school pupils a fast, nutritious breakfast five days a week in the safety of the school dining room before classes begin each day.  The service is free to all pupils irrespective of personal circumstances.  The service aims to set pupils up for the day and make a positive contribution to their overall health, attainment levels, attendance and punctuality for school.  The service also aims to affect behaviour in a positive way and contribute towards better overall diet and oral hygiene.

 

Glasgow's Big Breakfast employs over 600 local Glasgwegians who prepare and serve over 7,500 breakfasts daily.

 

 

What do pupils get to eat at the Big Breakfast?

  • toast with low fat spread
  • beans on toast
  • rice krispies, bran flakes, corn flakes and weetabix
  • porridge
  • fruit juice
  • yoghurt
  • fresh fruit
  • semi-skimmed milk
  • cheese

As a result of the consultation exercise undertaken in 2003, a number of changes were made to the service provision which included:-

  • the introduction of hot items of food
  • an increased variety of breakfast cereals to the breakfast menu
  • an introduction of 'Pick n Mix' selection during breakfast.
 

The Big Breakfast is a unique joint venture between Glasgow City Council, Greater Glasgow NHS and the Healthy Cities Partnership.

 

The Big Breakfast programme is not just about improving young people's food and nutrition intake, it is a whole, multi-strand approach which endeavours to enhance each child's:-

  • health and well-being
  • social interaction skills
  • attainment and achievement levels
  • attendance and punctuality
  • classroom-based behaviour
  • diet and oral health awareness.

Evidence from the consultation exercises suggests that Glasgow's Big Breakfast service is on the road to achieving these objectives.

 

The survey presents a positive picture that the service provides a good quality breakfast service for school children of Glasgow on a daily basis.

 

By consulting with stakeholders, the department has made a number of changes to service provision which further improves service quality and delivery.

 

Whilst the aims of the initiative are considered to be longer-term objectives, the early signs are indeed encouraging.