Junk Breakfast - December 2015

Richmond Hill Primary School has been working in partnership with The Real Junk Food Project since June this year which has truly enriched the well-being of their children, their families and the community of Leeds 9. Their project was designed to remove hunger as a barrier to learning, providing all their pupils with a breakfast each morning. Children started the day with toast and a drink, all the food that they provided them with is wasted food that would have been destined for landfill.

They wanted to raise further awareness of wasted food and the importance of a healthy breakfast so they invited to feed every primary school in Leeds with a wasted breakfast “Fuel for School”. Participating schools received surplus, wasted food with which to feed children.

Fuel for school has two key objectives: To highlight the importance of nutrition and the associated benefits linked to learning and to highlight the vast amounts of wasted (yet perfectly edible) food across our local and wider communities.

Food was delivered to school and a big breakfast was organised for Tuesday 8th December 2015.  Toast, milkshakes and dried fruit packs were served. All our children took part and thoroughly enjoyed it.  

Resource packs were handed to each class so children could learn about healthy eating and wasted foods through getting involved in activities.