Posted: July 14, 2016

We’re feeding children across the UK with a special breakfast bagel that ensures those who would normally go without are set for a day of learning.

School children from the Co-operative Academy of Leeds made a trip to our bakery this week to discover where their breakfast comes from!

The children were accompanied by charity Magic Breakfast who run breakfast clubs across the country, providing children with fuel for learning.

The charity works with schools where over 35% of children are eligible for free school meals, and in some cases this is their only hot meal of the day.

We’ve been working closely with Magic Breakfast since 2010, supplying bagels for their 480 partner schools. Last year we provided breakfast clubs with over 2 million bagels. Specially made for school breakfast clubs, the Magic Bagels are also protein enriched, and provide a great source of energy to kick-start a productive day of school. All bagels baked in our Leeds-based bakery are 100% preservative, additive and G.M.O. free.

“We love that Bagel Nash are able to do something so positive in partnership with Magic Breakfast. We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and no child should go without this basic need”, Sara Micklethwaite, Bagel Nash.

The Co-operative Academy is one of 53 schools in Yorkshire who benefit from Magic Breakfast’s breakfast clubs, “It’s been life changing for the children” said breakfast club supervisor Billy, “the queue goes out of the door!” Always first in the queue, breakfast club regular Sophie can’t get enough of the Magic Bagels: “I had TWO this morning!”

Currently 23,500 school children benefit from breakfast clubs, but over half a million children in the UK go to school hungry each day. These children miss out on the most important lessons, which are taught in the morning, as they are unable to concentrate. With Magic Bagels we’re helping Magic Breakfast reach their goal, that by 2020 there will be no children in the UK starting lessons too hungry to learn.

“A big thank you to Bagel Nash for supplying their special bagels to us - low in fat, sugar and salt” said Carmel McConnell, founder and CEO of Magic Breakfast. “Children at our partner schools absolutely love their ‘magic’ Bagel Nash bagels and it just wouldn’t be a Magic Breakfast without them!”

We’ve recently started baking brightly coloured bagels, which are a big hit at the breakfast clubs!

23,500 children benefit from fuel for learning, but there are over 320 schools still on the waiting list, 45 of which are in Yorkshire. If you’d like to help Magic Breakfast ensure that no child goes to school too hungry to learn, visit and find out how you can get involved.