Break­fast’s on the school menu

Warwick Daily News - - NEWS -

LA­BOR will ex­pand its School Break­fast Pro­gram if re-elected.

Com­mu­ni­ties Min­is­ter Shan­non Fen­ti­man said Food­bank Queens­land would get an ex­tra $1 mil­lion to ex­pand the pro­gram to cover more than 260 schools.

“It’s sad that in 2017, 67 per cent of teach­ers still re­port chil­dren com­ing to school hun­gry, with an aver­age of three stu­dents in ev­ery class ar­riv­ing hun­gry,” she said.

“Hunger re­duces kids’ abil­ity to en­gage in school, learn and so­cialise with their peers.

“The suc­cess­ful School Break­fast Pro­gram in­vites all kids to at­tend, pro­mot­ing so­cial in­clu­sion and pro­vides a fun, so­cial fam­ily at­mos­phere.”

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