Townsville City Council's School Breakfast Program supports schools to supply a healthy, nutritious breakfast. More importantly though, it enables schools to create an environment where students can learn life-long skills such as food hygiene, food preparation and social interaction.
Breakfast is important to the health of all of us and it is often referred to as the most important meal of the day. Studies show that up to 40 percent of Australian school children go to school without breakfast. Having breakfast promotes healthy eating habits and has been linked with better learning, behaviour and concentration particularly in the school setting.
Council's School Breakfast Program supports the Queensland Government's Smart Choices: Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for Queensland Schools and acknowledges the school setting as an ideal environment to encourage and promote healthy eating and other healthy lifestyle choices.
Townsville City Council, through the Together Townsville Program, has partnered with Queensland Nickel and Food Relief North Queensland in a four year agreement to deliver the School Breakfast Program across Townsville. The partnership was officially launched by Mayor Les Tyrell in May 2009 at Vincent State School.
Interested schools are required to complete a request form which is then assessed for eligibility for the program. Successful schools are required to collect information and complete end of term reports.
For more information, please contact Community Health on 1300 878 001.