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Magic Breakfast

No child too hungry to learn!

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Why do we need Magic Breakfast?


What does a Magic Breakfast look like?


A “magic” breakfast is healthy and nutritious. It is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, and is low in sugar, salt and fat.  The food Magic Breakfast provides to schools complies with government school food standards and regulations in Scotland and England [School Food Standards]. 

We provide Quaker porridge, Nestle cereals and special recipe Bagel Nash bagels (made using a mix of wholemeal and white flour, low fat, Vitamin D-enhanced, with no artificial additives). 



In the academic year 2017/18 Magic Breakfast provided: 


2,884,512 bagels

2,016,727 bowls of cereal 

1,765,446 glasses of juice

242,705 bowls of porridge 


*NOTE: The "Safefood BDA drinks poster" on the British Dental Association website says "It's ok [for children] to have a small glass of 100% fruit juice or a smoothie once a day - in fact it acts as one of their 5 a day. These drinks should only be consumed at mealtimes due to acidity"


Impact of Magic Breakfast


The impact on a hungry child of eating a nutritious breakfast is not only immediate to see, but it can affect that child’s whole path in life.  

Independent research, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation and carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, found that Y2 pupils in schools providing a free, nutritious 'magic' breakfast boosted their reading, writing and maths by an average of 2 months’ progress per year, compared to pupils in schools with no such breakfast provision. 

Magic Breakfast

The Magic Breakfast project provided 106 schools with support and resources to offer a free, universal, before-school breakfast club, including to all Year 2 and Year 6 pupils. he aim of the project was to improve attainment outcomes by increasing the number of children who ate a healthy breakfast.

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Magic Breakfast - every school day  8:30 - 8:45