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Breakfast Club Training- please note this training is currently unavailable

    If you have thought about setting up a Breakfast Club or you currently run one then you’ve probably asked yourself some of these questions…

  • What rules and regulations apply to a breakfast club?
  • Does attending a breakfast club actually improve children’s behaviour and
    educational performance?
  • What is an economic and nutritious breakfast for children?
  • How do I keep children engaged?
  • How do I finance a breakfast club?

Healthy Living at Northumbria University, working alongside Kellogg’s, has developed an innovative training programme with the principal aim of exchanging knowledge and disseminating information and guidance to people involved in Breakfast Clubs.

We realise that people are busy therefore the training is delivered using innovative eLearning software. All of the material is available at the click of a button and can be accessed 24/7. This means that learners can access the learning materials from the comforts of their own homes or maybe during a lunch break whilst at school.

The resources are also purposefully structured in a way which enables you to choose what, and also how much you would like to personally gain.  As the training covers a broad range of topics and information, the content has been broken down into five manageable bitesize chunks.


A Note from Professor Greta Defeyter (Director of Healthy Living, Northumbria University):

“I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Online Breakfast Club Training.  This is the only University approved breakfast club training programme within the UK, which has been specially designed for all staff regardless of qualifications and experience.

Healthy Living is based within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Northumbria University, which not only has an excellent reputation for the quality of its academic courses, but is also known for its excellent student learning environment and for the impact of its research, consultancy and community activity. These exceptional standards are reflected in the breakfast club training programme, which utilises the most recent online training technology and incorporates the most up-to-date information and resources to help you; whether you’re just setting up or looking to develop an existing club, there’s something for everyone.”


A Note from Kate Prince (Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Kellogg’s):

When Kellogg’s launched its Breakfast Club programme in 1998, the very idea of pre-school clubs was something new. Today, that situation has changed completely as many schools now run a Breakfast Club and teachers and parents look to these clubs to help with everything from attendance and attainment to hunger and providing pre-school care. The growth of these clubs is a testament to the benefits they bring.

We are proud of the role we’ve played and continue to play – by providing everything from training and cash grants and to free bowls and food to enable more than 1000 Breakfast Clubs to open their doors to feed children in the morning.

In the past, we’ve focused on face-to face training which has been very popular and the feedback has always been good. However, we’re aware that if someone is not able to make the training day, then there was no real alternative for them. This is why we have developed this new approach with Northumbria University. This on-line training is available 24-7, 365 days a year and provides all the information you need to run the best breakfast club possible that’s here for the long term.