Eating a healthy breakfast before starting the school day is linked to improved concentration, increased energy, a higher intake of vitamins and minerals, and even a healthier body weight. Breakfast is especially important for young students whose brains use up about half of the body’s energy.
We are very lucky here at WPS to have the support of Foodbank to help us deliver our School Breakfast Program. Our students have the opportunity to access our Breakfast Club before school and eat a wholesome, nutritious breakfast as needed. Having breakfast has been shown to have a positive impact on factors such as physical and mental health, social skills, concentration, behaviour, attendance and academic outcomes.
Our students also participate in a daily Crunch&Sip break. It is a great way for our students to drink water and eat an extra serve of vegetables or fruit to support good health and to help learning. We ask all parents to pack a serve of fruit or vegetables in your child’s school bag.