Today’s poll: Should free breakfasts be available at all schools?

A new survey suggests four in ten teachers are seeing children turning up for class every day without having eaten for 12 hours – up from three in ten a year ago. Is it time for free breakfasts to be mandatory in all schools?

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  1. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  2. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  3. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  4. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  5. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  6. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  7. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  8. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  9. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  10. Autism_ASITIS

    SchoolsImprove No! …spend the money on autism awareness and training for all school staff instead please!…Ü

  11. FatBlokeThins

    TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove I can fully seethe issue but this is treating the disease instead of the symptoms. Is there another way?

  12. FatBlokeThins

    nrcantor TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove It is all depending on circumstance. Onus should not be for schools to provide unless…

  13. FatBlokeThins

    nrcantor TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove ..there is a very defined need. Breakfast Clubs should not be about convenience.

  14. TheExamsOfficer

    nrcantor FatBlokeThins SchoolsImprove That is a different issue. Schools providing breakfast will not solve poverty.

  15. FatBlokeThins

    nrcantor TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove Is that then the job of schools to fix? Should the state help in other ways?

  16. nrcantor

    FatBlokeThins TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove School’s job is to build an environment as conducive to learning as poss. If bfast helps…

  17. nrcantor

    FatBlokeThins TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove The state should absolutely help. But if the state doesn’t, schools should act.

  18. FatBlokeThins

    nrcantor TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove I don’t disagree – but don’t let it become the default setting for all parents.

  19. nrcantor

    TheExamsOfficer FatBlokeThins SchoolsImprove Not in the short term, but better educated kids go on to make more money. Long term win.

  20. FatBlokeThins

    nrcantor TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove For some or for all? I have no issue with dealing in genuine need but not as extended childcare

  21. nrcantor

    TheExamsOfficer FatBlokeThins SchoolsImprove Budgets are best spent I doing what works. If bfast works, its a good use of money.

  22. nrcantor

    TheExamsOfficer FatBlokeThins SchoolsImprove This is where evidence-based policy wd be so beneficial. Try it. If it works, keep it.

  23. nrcantor

    FatBlokeThins TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove The stigma of being singled out stops lots of kids from benefiting already. Do it for all.

  24. TheExamsOfficer

    FatBlokeThins nrcantor SchoolsImprove impossible -too costly. What if parents are not providing evening meals? Where does it end?

  25. FatBlokeThins

    TheExamsOfficer nrcantor SchoolsImprove Then we are back to my original point. Deal with the poverty – not the results of it…

  26. FatBlokeThins

    TheExamsOfficer nrcantor SchoolsImprove …sometimes hard to distinguish between the two I know but school cannot solve everyone’s issues

  27. nrcantor

    FatBlokeThins TheExamsOfficer SchoolsImprove Also, what does the research say, if anything, abt the educational impact of missing dinner?

  28. How many more things are schools expected to take on? Parents should be providing breakfast and poverty is not the issue; how much does a packet of cornflakes cost? What are people spending their benefits on, if not on food?

  29. @xxjessiejdudexx SchoolsImprove MilCollege I can hardly believe anyone could say that! If people have not got the time to give their children breakfast, they should never have had children in the first place.

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