Almost three quarters of teachers said their pupils’ education was being negatively affected as a consequence of holiday hunger [Image: PA].

Poor children are arriving back from school holidays with malnourishment. Tories don’t care, of course.

It is the logical consequence of voting Conservative: They get into office and cut wages and benefits, meaning poor people no longer have enough money to feed themselves and their children.

Or why do you think these kids are coming to school hungry? 

Labour has announced a policy that will provide one decent hot meal per day for every child. Here’s Peter Stefanovic to explain it.

This is the TRUE reality of what it will mean to vote between Labour and Conservative in next months local elections! If you agree PLEASE SHARE! You won't see this on BBC1!

Posted by Peter Stefanovic on Monday, April 17, 2017

So – increasing poverty, hunger and malnutrition that is effectively creating a famine affecting only the poor, in the sixth-richest country in the world? Or strong, healthy, intelligent children who are interested in learning because they don’t have to worry about the ache in their bellies?

Which will you support on May 4?

The number of poor children going hungry during the school holidays is increasing to “heart-breaking” levels, teachers across the country have warned.

As many as four in five staff (80 per cent) reported a rise in “holiday hunger” over the past two years, with parents of children who qualify for free school meals (FSM) during term-time struggling to find the money to fund extra meals during school holidays.

In a survey led by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), 78 per cent of the 600 teachers polled said they recognised children arriving at school hungry.

Source: Poor children returning to school ‘malnourished’ following increase in ‘school holiday hunger’

 

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