Springfield Central State High School, in collaboration with the YMCA Queensland Schools’ Breakfast Program and with the support of Club Parkview, recently launched the Springfield Central Breakfast Club.
The Breakfast Club is open every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. at the Community Centre, offering students and their families access to a healthy and convenient breakfast. The Breakfast Club aims to address the importance of a nutritious morning meal and to ensure that no student starts their day hungry.
The YMCA Schools’ Breakfast Program, which serves over 14,000 children each day across 165+ schools in South East Queensland, has been successful in optimising behavioural outcomes in the classroom, boosting student engagement, and elevating academic performance. This approach recognises that a balanced breakfast can have a lasting impact on a student’s overall well-being and future habits.
In support of this initiative, an additional $2.7 million has been allocated by the government for School Breakfast Programs across the state. The program aims to serve more than just a meal; it strives to foster healthy eating habits, enhance student engagement, and improve academic performance.
As the program commences its operations, all are encouraged to participate and experience the positive impact of a nutritious start to the day.
The Breakfast Club welcomes students, families, and community members to participate in this initiative to foster better nutrition and stronger community connections.