BREAKFAST clubs could be rolled out at primary and junior schools in South Derbyshire if a pilot scheme is deemed a success.
Derbyshire County Council will seek approval for the £180,000 project when its cabinet meets on Tuesday, September 10.
The plan comes after research from leading children’s food charity Magic Breakfast which found in schools which run the clubs, 93 per cent of staff noticed an increase in children’s concentration and energy and 74 per cent said children’s behaviour improved.
A report, which will go before the cabinet, said the pilot aimed to improve children’s attendance, punctuality, concentration, behaviour by providing a nutritious breakfast an fun activities at the clubs.
It said: “Rising family costs and reduced income means that child nutrition in the UK is getting worse.
“A hungry child cannot concentrate, the impact of which is poor performance and behaviour in the classroom.”