As schools resume in London, children have been noticed coming to school hungry after the pandemic.
According to Evening Standard, more than a third of primary and secondary school teachers in London have reported the increase.
Moreover, this development can be tied to a research that has found 34 per cent of teachers in London who have seen a rise in children coming to class without having had breakfast compared to the start of the autumn term in 2019.
The study, commissioned by Heinz and children’s charity Magic Breakfast also disclosed that two-thirds of teachers expect more children will be coming to school without breakfast once the Government furlough scheme ends next month.
More than 90 per cent of the 106 teachers polled, which constitutes the majority, said children not eating breakfast reduced their productivity levels and were more tired at school, with 89 per cent saying hungry children fall behind academically.
In another development, recent research by the Food Foundation also found that 14 per cent of adults living with children reported experiencing moderate or severe food insecurity in the last six months, up from 11.5 per cent pre-Covid.