Breakfast clubs in Perth and Kinross will double in price at the start of the new school year under plans under discussion by the council.
Officials have forecast the 100% hike from £1 to £2 for the start of 2016/17 as they look to recoup the cost of providing the service.
Members of the lifelong learning committee will on Wednesday discuss proposed changes to charges for school meals and breakfast clubs for the 2016/17 school year.
The current charge for breakfast clubs in the 20% Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation areas in Perth and Kinross Council is £1 for Primary 4 to Primary 7 pupils.
This charge excludes those entitled to free school meals.
The breakfast clubs are set up for a variety of reasons, though mainly to ensure that children start the day with a healthy breakfast.
As well as benefiting children’s health, the clubs are also seeking to help improve children’s attendance, punctuality and educational performance at school.
Council finance and governance manager Jim Cockburn said: “The charge for breakfast clubs is a contribution to the costs of providing the service and currently equates to 11% of the cost of the service provision, the budgeted income is £23,000.
“The proposed charge for breakfast clubs may increase for all users to ensure full cost recovery.
“This will be determined when the council sets its budget on February 11 2016.”
In a report to committee members, the local authority also claimed that they have no plans to increase the cost of meals for pupils during the next school year.
Mr Cockburn added: “There is no proposed increase in school meals for 2016/17, as current prices were increased by 10p in 2015/16 and the strategy is to increase meal prices by 10p every two years for administrative purposes.”
The cost of school meals for primary and secondary pupils will remain at £2 and £2.15 respectively for 2016/17.
The school meal service for Perth and Kinross Council is provided through Tayside Contracts.
Free school meals are available to all P1 to P3 pupils, and pupils where parents or guardians are in receipt of income support, income based jobseekers allowance, child tax credit or working tax credit.