Children and Young Adults

Food for Thought: Breakfast Clubs and Their Challenges

  • Published 1st Oct 1999
  • Authors: Cathy Street, , Peter Kenway,
  • Category: Children and Young Adults

This report discusses the state of development of breakfast clubs in the United Kingdom with the key aim of improving the state of information about a topical, but relatively under-researched, area of out-of-school provision.

Specifically, it seeks to:

• To describe what breakfast clubs ‘on the ground’ are like.
• To examine why they were formed, how they operate and how many children use them.
• To identify and analyse the problems that appear to be common to many clubs.
• To discuss the opportunities and challenges for government and policy makers.