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Half of the teachers in Britain have to feed their hungry students
News from the most civilized countries of Europe — from Melkobritanii (translation of an article from the Guardian newspaper)
School principals and doctors urge to provide free breakfasts for needy children in the school, after a Guardian study found that almost half of the teachers in the UK bring food for the students who come to school with empty stomachs.
Four out of five teachers (83%) see every day in the morning hungry students, and 55 percent say that up to a quarter of all students come to school hungry. More than half said that the number of students last year or two is growing, as many families are affected by unemployment, recession and benefit cuts.
In a survey of 591 teachers across Britain, 49 per cent said that they are committed to the school food or fruit to give to children who did not have breakfast. Almost one in five (17%) give children money so they could buy lunch.
Nearly four-fifths of teachers (78%) say that children in need and should also provide free breakfasts, as well as some now provide free lunches.
Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr Clare Gerada said that free breakfasts will help help solve poverty-related malnutrition and health problems in children, improve their self-esteem and reduce social gaps within school class.