Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. At some schools, more than one in…

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Thousands of children start school hungry, MPs warn

1.3m children in the UK are eligible for free school meals Peter Cade Thousands of children in England are starting school underweight, a group of MPs has warned. A report undertaken on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has revealed that an increasingly high number of children do not get enough to eat at home and are arriving at school hungry. “For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial,” the group reported. READ MORE Schools accused of ‘social segregation’…

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