Nearly half of students skip breakfast, leaving them famished by 9.36 a.m.
Almost half of UK school-aged youngsters skip breakfast every day, leaving them famished by 9.36 a.m. According to a study of 2,000 children aged six to sixteen and their parents, 43 percent of youngsters in this age group do not begin each day with a full stomach.
Mums and dads aren’t faring much better, with 37% skipping their first meal of the day and growing hungry by 9:54 a.m. If children miss breakfast, they report feeling sluggish (26 percent), exhausted (26 percent), and cranky (20 percent), while parents report feeling sluggish (26 percent), tired (26 percent), and grouchy (20 percent). New York Bakery Co. commissioned the study to announce its partnership with Magic Breakfast, which will see them collaborate with chef Gizzi Erskine on the ‘Make Mornings Magic’ campaign to provide nutritional and budget-friendly breakfast recipe ideas and suggestions.
“We all know how essential breakfast is, yet up to four students in every class of 30 are at risk of starting their school day too hungry to learn – which might have a negative influence on their futures,” said Christina Honigfort of New York Bakery Co.
“The past year has brought the scope of the situation even more into focus, which has had a catastrophic impact. We applaud all of the effort being done to combat food insecurity in the supermarket industry and beyond.
“By donating half a million bagels to children in need, we are ramping up our support, highlighting the extent of the problem, and joining calls for immediate action to address it.”
“Prior to the pandemic, as many as 1.7 million children in the UK were at risk of starvation, and we need to act now,” Emily Wilkie, Head of Fundraising at Magic Breakfast, said.
“The effects and advantages of a healthy breakfast are truly wonderful and may change a kid’s life, and we’re grateful to New York Bakery Co. for partnering with us to ensure that no child in the UK begins the school day too hungry to learn.”
Despite skipping breakfast, more than three-quarters of parents and three-quarters of children believe it is the most important meal of the day, according to the survey.
One of the most common reasons for skipping breakfast was because it was too early to eat. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”