As part of its commitment to providing relevant and high quality services based on best practice methods, Foodbank WA regularly evaluates the School Breakfast Program.

School Breakfast Program Research & Evaluation

School Breakfast Program Evaluation Reports

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is evaluated annually via an online survey. The aim of the evaluation is to assess the impact of the SBP on schools and students, as well as to identify aspects of the program that are working well or that may require improvement.

Please click the following links to access the SBP Coordinator's Survey Reports.

2016 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 13,651kb)
2015 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 6,287kb)
2014 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 1,567kb)
2013 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 3,580kb)
2012 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 1,610kb)
2011 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 1,270kb)
2010 School Breakfast Program Evaluation Report  (PDF - 151kb)

School Breakfast Program Case Study Research

Foodbank WA commissioned an independent research agency (TNS) during 2010 to assist us in the understanding how well the School Breakfast Programs (SBP) are working in terms of providing positive outcomes for children, teachers, parents and the school community. To achieve this, TNS used a Case Study approach to get more in-depth information rather than a big questionnaire.

There are a number of different models for running SBPs – from parent facilitated, external volunteer facilitated, school-lead and teacher-lead scenarios. In each of these models, it was consistently expressed that there was a wide range of children reached with diverse needs, ranging from the physical need of simply being fed to a variety of emotional needs which had resulted in a lack engagement in school activities.

All those participating in the case studies agreed that SBPs are of high importance (fulfilling a range of needs), and high value (delivering a range of benefits). There is a strong desire for an ongoing commitment to SBPs.

Please click the following link to access the School Breakfast Program Case Study Research Report

2010 SBP Case Study Research Report – TNS Social Research  (PDF - 784kb)

Foodbank WA Schools Mid-Year Survey

A short mid-year survey was sent to all SBP Coordinators in June 2011. The aim of the survey was to:

  • Measure awareness of the Department of Education's Healthy Food and Drink Policy within SBP Schools;

  • Gauge knowledge of the Food Sensations and Choose to Move programs provided as part of the Healthy Food for All Program; and

  • To measure the effectiveness of current communication and information strategies used by Foodbank WA

Please click the following link to access the School Breakfast Program 2011 Mid Year Report

SBP – 2011 Mid-Year Report  (PDF - 152kb)

Choose to Move

The Choose to Move physical activity initiative was available to Foodbank WA’s School Breakfast Program schools from 2010 to 2014. The goal of Choose to Move was to increase the proportion of children in years 4 to 7 who report participating in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day, during the school week. The initiative was piloted and evaluated in 2010, and evaluated annually in 2011 and 2012. Program reports, detailing the rationale, background and implementation of the initiative, were published in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Evaluation and Program reports are available both in full, and as a two-page 'highlights' fact sheet. For further information on the Choose to Move initiative, please contact Jenny Tartaglia via email jenny.tartaglia@foodbankwa.org.au.

Please click the following links to access the Choose to Move Evaluation and Program Reports. 

Choose to Move 2013 Program Report - Highlights  (PDF - 821kb)
Choose to Move 2013 Program Report - Full  (PDF - 2,400kb)
Choose to Move 2012 Program Report - Highlights  (PDF - 842kb)
Choose to Move 2012 Program Report - Full  (PDF - 2,460kb)
Choose to Move 2011 Program Report - Highlights  (PDF - 410kb)
Choose to Move 2011 Program Report - Full  (PDF - 948kb)
Choose to Move 2012 Evaluation Report - Highlights  (PDF - 1,307kb)
Choose to Move 2012 Evaluation Report - Full  (PDF - 2,050kb)
Choose to Move 2011 Evaluation Report - Highlights  (PDF - 1,270kb)
Choose to Move 2011 Evaluation Report - Full  (PDF - 1,460kb)
Choose to Move Pilot 2010 - Student Feedback  (PDF - 98kb)
Choose to Move Pilot 2010 - Teacher Feedback  (PDF - 127kb)