Breakfast help

14 Sep 2016 Cobram Courier, Cobram VIC (General News) Local students who enjoy their schools breakfast program will be getting local products from year, under a new plan to boost Victorias struggling dairy industry. Schools in and around Cobram that will benefit from the new scheme include Cobram Primary School, Cobram and District Specialist School, Katamatite Primary, Tungamah Primary, Invergordon Primary and Katunga South Primary. The Victorian Government announced recently that Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton would supply milk to the School Breakfast Clubs program from 2017. State Member for Northern Victoria and Breakfast Club ambassador Jaclyn Symes said School Breakfast Clubs provided a free breakfast to up to 25 000 children in 500 Victorian primary schools most in need, setting children up to concentrate and learn so they can reach their full potential. The new deal will see dairy farmers in the Murray Goulburn region supply around 400 000 litres of milk a year to the program, benefiting the 130 farms in the district who supply Pactum Dairy. From next year School Breakfast Clubs will also include 80 tonnes of Australian grown baked beans from SPC Ardmona in Shepparton each year, helping support local jobs and industry. Ms Symes said the government had partnered with Foodbank to establish and lead the statewide School Breakfast Clubs program, using their existing warehousing, storage and freight network. Not only are northern Victoria students getting a healthy start to the day through the School Breakfast Clubs program, were also helping support Victorian dairy farmers and local industry, Ms Symes said. One in seven Victorian children arrives at school on an empty stomach affecting their ability to concentrate and learn. The School Breakfast Clubs in our schools ensure that every student starts the day on a full stomach so they can concentrate and reach their full potential by using Victorian dairy and food suppliers we can also help boost jobs and industry. Caption Text: Hungry students: Children line up for the Katamatite Primary Schools breakfast program, which will now include locally sourced products. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.