Teachers warn about skipping breakfast

Teachers in the North West say they have seen an increase in the amount of children coming into school hungry, according to research out today.

More kids start school hungry

New research shows that an increasing number of children in the North West are starting the school day without a proper breakfast. A growing number of schools are addressing the problem by setting up their own breakfast clubs. Headteacher Rachel Coulthard says the benefits are obvious.

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Increasing numbers of children 'too hungry' to learn

Food for thought: Teachers say hungry children can harm a whole class Credit: PA Images

Teachers in the North West say they have seen an increase in the number of children coming into school hungry, according to research out today.

Of those who responded to the survey 38% say they see children arriving at school hungry everyday.

It means they can't concentrate properly and have a negative impact on the learning of other children in the class.

The North West is also the worst region for parents feeling the pinch - 60% of parents say they have less money now to spend on food compared to one year ago.

The report is being released by Kellogg's which is launching a campaign to donate two million breakfasts to school breakfast clubs in the most deprived areas in the UK.