A new report released today reveals that child hunger and poverty in London are dramatically affecting children's ability to learn.
More than 80 percent of teachers in London say that children are eating the wrong foods in the morning, and most say they can tell just by watching their behaviour at school.
The report, by charity Magic Breakfast, is part of the 'Feed Their Future' campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of child hunger on education.
It also found:
- Over a quarter of London teachers do not believe parents can identify what a nutritious breakfast is
- Nearly 60% of children also do not know what a nutritious breakfast is
- 23% of parents living in the city say that food is getting so expensive they have had to cut down on breakfasts
- Up to 60% of parents let their children eat anything in the morning, just so they eat something
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Today is 'Buy Nothing Day,' and a campaign is challenging consumers to refrain from splashing their cash for 24 hours.
The campaign aims to encourage people to 'switch off from shopping and tune into life.' It also wants to get people to consider the ethical and environmental consequences of consumerism. For more information visit the 'Buy Nothing Day' website.
Bright start to Saturday with some nice autumnal sunshine in places. In the sunshine temperatures could reach 13C.
It's another dull start, with patches of mist around which should clear relatively quickly.
For some there will be sunny spells this afternoon and temperatures will be above average for this time of year, reaching 13C.
Not too much rain about but continuing to feel pretty damp due to the low lying cloud. Cloud will lift slightly this afternoon. Temperatures reaching around 11C.
It's a grey and misty start with a thick blanket of low cloud around for most of us. There's a risk of patchy showers this afternoon and will remain misty over higher ground. Top temperatures around 10C.
Misty and chilly start with some patchy outbreaks of rain as the day goes on. Feeling cold for much of the week ahead. Top temperature around 9C.
The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.
Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners