09-Mar-2017

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is considered an important meal because it breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes the supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to keep energy levels up throughout the day.

Extensive research in Australia and overseas has found:
  • Many children who skip breakfast are significantly heavier than those who eat breakfast.
  • Skipping breakfast may diminish mental performance. Eating breakfast may aid learning, as students are better able to pay attention and are more interested in learning.
  • Eating high-fibre breakfast cereals reduces fatigue.
  • Children who eat an inadequate breakfast are more likely to make poor food choices for the rest of the day and in the long term.
  • People who eat breakfast have better eating habits as they are less likely to be hungry for snacks during the day.
Department of Health & Human Services, State Government of Victoria, Australia (2016)

In response to the growing number of students who do not eat a proper breakfast, we will begin operating a Breakfast Club Program. The Breakfast Club will operate every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-8.30am in the VPAC building. The menu will initially consist of cereal, toast and fruit smoothies. Students will be asked to provide a ‘gold coin’ donation each day.

Staff and Year 10 students will volunteer their time to assist with service and coffee making. Coffee will be available to staff only. If the program is successful, we will review the number of days it operates and possibly expand the menu to include hot food.

Mr Justin Shepherd
Year 10 Coordinator.

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