Wallan kids benefit from School Breakfast Club

The Andrews Government’s expanded School Breakfast Clubs have now served more than three million meals across Victoria – giving children from families in need a healthier start to the day.

Research has shown that since the program started, nine out of ten teachers have seen improved student concentration in the classroom, while seven out of ten teachers have noted improved attendance and more than eight out of ten teachers said they now had better relationships with their students.

Ms Green said the Breakfast Club program had been an enormous success at Wallan Primary School.

“Kids can’t get the best out of themselves without a decent breakfast. That is why the school’s breakfast club is so important for Wallan kids,” she said.

“This program makes sure all kids have access to a nutritional breakfast which in turn helps their concentration and participation in class,” Ms Green said.

“My fear is the Liberals and Nationals have indicated they want to cut programs like breakfast clubs if they win office in 2018,” she said.

The delivery of the $13.7 million breakfast club commitment is another example of how the Andrews Government is tackling disadvantage and making things fair so that all children can reach their potential, regardless of their background or circumstances.

Minister for Education, James Merlino, said the program was making a real difference in many schools across Victoria.

“Students with a full stomach do better at school, it’s that simple. That’s why School Breakfast Clubs are so important,” Mr Merlino said.00