A new poll has revealed the worrying extent of child hunger in the capital. The study asked more than 500 parents and children about their food habits.
The poll by Ipsos MORI and the London Food Board found that:
- A third of children report at least sometimes having trouble paying attention at school because they're hungry.
- Around 74,000 children said they sometimes or often go to bed hungry.
- 30% of families reported they had cut back on fresh vegetables in the past month.
- 55% of parents surveyed said their ability to afford food had worsened over the past year.
- 37% of parents supported a proposal to use free vouchers for healthy food
- The families surveyed said they felt food prices in supermarkets are too high
Crays Hill Primary School near Basildon is probably best known for being the school attached to the Dale Farm travellers site which has brought it bad publicity.
But today it's celebrating a good Ofsted report with much of its teaching rated outstanding.
Elodie Harper reports.
Here Tim Henman talks about his thoughts on Andy Murray ahead of this years Wimbledon and how passing on his tennis skills is helping youngsters in Islington.
The Olympic athlete coached children at St Paul's Academy in Abbey Wood, in a P.E. lesson they won't forget.