One in nine children are missing six hours of learning each week through hunger

One in nine children are missing six hours of learning each week through hunger

Research by Kellogg’s suggests that the impact of hunger in the classroom is huge with children losing six hours of learning each week if they arrive at school hungry. That’s the equivalent of three weeks of learning time each term.

One in seven (14%) teachers warn that recent changes in school funding have negatively impacted their breakfast club provision. They also say that pupils who attend a breakfast club are keen and ready to learn. Kellogg’s – a long-standing supporter of breakfast clubs – announced it is doubling the number of grants it offers school breakfast clubs, enabling it to support one in four schools in the poorest parts of the UK.

Oli Morton, Kellogg’s managing director said: “We believe every child should have the best start to their day and our latest study shows the importance of a good breakfast and that too many children are still going to school without the vital fuel that they need to help them learn.”