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Players of People's Postcode Lottery £250k award for 2016

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have given Magic Breakfast a very generous funding award for 2016 of £250,000. This will provide an astonishing one million healthy breakfasts to children to give them energy and help them to concentrate in their morning lessons at school.

We would like to thank players so much for their generosity which has such a profound impact on so many children's lives.

PPL £250k


Recipe for Carrot, Orange & Oat Bread

We have been asked by quite a few people for the recipe for our Nutritionist's Carrot, Orange and Oat Bread that she baked and we featured on social media as one of our ideas for Breakfast Week.

Here it is!



60 g Oats

250 g Carrots - grated

3 Eggs

120 g Low fat greek yoghurt

90 g Brown sugar

2 teaspoons Vanilla extract

2 Orange zest

420 g Whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda

1/4 teaspoon Baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt



1. Pre- heat your oven to 160C degrees.

2. First beat the eggs until lighter in colour.

3. Add the sugar, yoghurt, vanilla, and orange zest and combine.

4. Then add the grated carrots.

5. Whisk the flour, bicarbonate of soda , baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

6. Add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

7. Grease loaf plan with a little oil or butter.

8. Bake for 50  minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre.

carrot, orange & oat bread

Carmel McConnell awarded MBE in New Year Honours List

Carmel McConnell

The Magic Breakfast team is so proud of the charity's founder, Carmel McConnell, who has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours 2016 for services to school food.

From buying and delivering breakfasts herself to a handful of schools in the London borough of Hackney fifteen years ago, Carmel now leads an ever expanding team providing healthy food and expertise to 480 school communities across the UK.

On hearing about her award, Carmel said: "I am delighted and grateful to receive this New Year MBE Honour, I hope it will help Magic Breakfast reach a wider audience of people determined to end child hunger in our classrooms".

Pumpkin winners take tea at Aqua Shard

13th November, 2015.

AquaShard halloween competition

Twelve Magic Breakfast club pupils enjoyed a spectacular afternoon tea on the 31st floor of the tallest building in the EU as their prize for creating some truly scary Halloween pumpkin designs.

The restaurant Aqua at The Shard had set pupils at local school, Ben Jonson Primary, the task of designing a pumpkin to greet visitors at Halloween. Aqua's General Manager, Marketing Director and Assistant Marketing Manager then visited the school to select their top 12 designs from submissions by 50 students.

The children whose designs had been chosen were treated to fruit smoothie mocktails, tea sandwiches, cakes and a chocolate tower mimicking the glass shard silhouette of the building they were eating in. To quote the students, it was ‘The best day of {their} life’.

After tea, the team at Aqua announced the top three designs and revealed that the winning pumpkin would be displayed on their reception desk. The top three students were Rishat Islam, Anika Islam and Swara Baygem who were also awarded WHSmith vouchers.  Swara was the overall winner and her design was then expertly carved into a huge pumpkin by the kitchen team at Aqua.

Thank you to whole team at Aqua for hosting the pupils of Ben Jonson and to all the students who participated – you are all winners to us!

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