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LACA launches guidance on school breakfast provision

25 Mar 2024
LACA, the school food people, has launched school breakfast provision guidance for its members to assist them in setting up and managing a successful breakfast service.

It is widely recognised that breakfast is an important meal for children to have each day, to prepare them for their day of learning at school. Research has shown that consumption of a healthy fulfilling breakfast improves behaviour and concentration in the classroom resulting in higher academic outcomes.

The LACA view is that a breakfast should complement the existing lunchtime meal service and that it is not a choice of one or the other. Studies have also found that one in seven children come into school without having breakfast.

Anita Brown, chair of LACA, commented: “As school food providers, there is increasing pressure on us to be able to provide a breakfast for our school population. To support school catering providers, LACA has developed this guidance document for members to assist in setting up and managing a successful breakfast service.”

The guidance has three key elements including infrastructure, the menu offer/food and resources (labour and equipment).

LACA members can access the school breakfast provision guidance in the members are of the website.

You can find out more about the benefits of LACA membership here.