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Australian Red Cross breakfast clubs


It's hard to learn at school when your tummy is empty and yet some kids leave home without breakfast.

Australian Red Cross breakfast clubs provide a healthy start to the day for children who would otherwise go to school hungry. These children live in the areas of greatest need around Australia.

Providing a free healthy breakfast within a school breakfast program helps children achieve their best in the classroom and in the playground.

Breakfast clubs are about more than providing a healthy start to the day. They're a great place for adults to be role models for healthy eating and good hygiene and also provide a safe and welcoming environment.

One of the long-term goals of Red Cross is to support communities to run their own breakfast programs.

Red Cross also works with communities on a broad range of food programs like FoodREDi, a nutrition and budgeting workshop for parents, hygiene education, as well as school community gardens.

Do you want to start a Red Cross breakfast club to provide children with healthy, free breakfasts?

Ideas for schools to assist in setting up their own breakfast program

Fact sheets: Good Start Breakfast Clubs.



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