A “magic” breakfast is healthy and nutritious. It is designed to give children energy, protein, vitamins and minerals, and is low in sugar, salt and fat.  The food Magic Breakfast provides to schools complies with government school food standards and regulations in Scotland and England [School Food Standards]. 

We provide Quaker porridge, Tesco cereals (low sugar, low salt), special recipe Bagel Nash bagels (made using a mix of wholemeal and white flour, low fat, Vitamin D-enhanced, with no E numbers or artificial additives), and Tropicana unsweetened juice (which needs to be diluted with 50% water, as recommended by the British Dental Association*).  Schools buy their own milk and spreads, although we do offer guidance on portion size and the amount of spread that is appropriate for school age children to consume. Our Nutritionist also give schools information on possible allergens in Magic Breakfast food.  

Drawing by Year 6 child


In the academic year 2016/17 Magic Breakfast provided

2,665,248 bagels
1,482,000 glasses of juice
2,080,971 bowls of cereal 
191,378 bowls of porridge 


*NOTE: The "Safefood BDA drinks poster" on the British Dental Association website says "It's ok [for children] to have a small glass of 100% fruit juice or a smoothie once a day - in fact it acts as one of their 5 a day. These drinks should only be consumed at mealtimes due to acidity".