Do you eat breakfast before school?


29th November 2019

EATING breakfast helps you to get better grades, a new study has found.

Researchers from the University of Leeds discovered that children who missed breakfast in the morning scored nearly two grades lower in their GCSEs than those who ate it regularly.

Hundreds of pupils in schools and colleges in Yorkshire were part of the study, which also looked at things like background, ethnicity, age, sex and BMI (body mass index).

Lead researcher Dr Katie Adolphus said: “The UK has a growing problem of food poverty, with an estimated half a million children arriving at school each day too hungry to learn.” Now that there is a proven link between nutrition and grades, she hopes schools will be encouraged to introduce more free breakfast clubs.

The study was published in science journal Frontiers in Public Health.

Do you eat breakfast before school?


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asbml · 3 months ago

If I didn't eat breakfast before school then I don't think I would have been able to cope or think straight.
Loads of people say it's the most important meal of the day and that refers to me as well!!

dynamaniac · 3 months ago

Of course. 😋

starlock · 3 months ago

I personally think breakfast is important because it's the first meal of the day. You need the meal to power yourself through school or work.

ameliau · 3 months ago


catheaven · 3 months ago

Of course I do! For a fact, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! My cousins never have breakfast and then in the evening they get hungry and eat loads of unhealthy snacks!

spacegirlg · 3 months ago

I wake up at 7:30 then go to school at 8:45. I have 10-15 mins to eat a bowl of cereal and then until 8:00 to get dressed, and then have some free time.

izzie99 · 3 months ago

I eat breakfast in the morning because it keeps me healthy and gives me energy, however I have a few friends who don’t eat breakfast because they don’t have time.

mahooha123 · 3 months ago

I'd be STARVING if I didn't eat breakfast before school!

crystalx27 · 3 months ago

Yes. I normally try to eat breakfast before school. Because I have to get up quite early, I am sometimes not in the mood because I'm so tired. When I don't eat my breakfast, my morning goes quite slowly and I can't focus as much at school than when I do eat it. I think it is important to eat breakfast everyday and I know it can help you and benefit you and help during school mornings so I definitely recommend eating it as regularly as possible.

rebecca.xo · 3 months ago

Yes i do eat breakfast before school otherwise I will be hungry at school

hector7 · 3 months ago

breakfast is the most important meal.

toffeedogs · 3 months ago

Douse anyone not eat breakfast 😱😱😱 🍏🍎🍏🍎🍐🍊🍌🍒🍉🥞🥞🍳

cookieoreo · 3 months ago

I think it is vital to eat breakfast as it is THE most important meal of the day (and the yummiest!) I mean would you really miss pancakes?!!!

cookieoreo · 3 months ago

I always eat breakfast as it keeps me going in school lessons because 8 periods a day are quite exhausting to handle and always make me tired after they end. However, I also have friends who don't eat breakfast because they do not have time. I suggest to everyone who feels this that they should at least eat a breakfast bar or something quick like cereal, or maybe get up earlier if you want to have pancakes or something long to make.

sloth2008 · 3 months ago

Of course I do! It helps me work hard and concentrate at school. Having a healthy breakfast can benefit your mental health at school too.

brexit · 3 months ago

If you don't have breakfast then you cant concentrate and you'd have loads of unhealthy foods

puppy2143 · 3 months ago


omangion · 3 months ago

"I always have breakfast before school - if there is enough time, i would have muesli, if there is not so much time i would have Weetabix" First News Live Reader Omangion

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dcfan · 3 months ago

Yes, it's so important to eat breakfast,as it sets you up for the day and means you have enough energy for the coming day.

hi_its_me · 3 months ago

Having breakfast makes you ready to learn and be active for the day!

9dolphin · 3 months ago

Some of my friends don’t eat breakfast before school and I don’t know how they cope. For me breakfast is just as important as any other meal of the day if more important.

sammyboy · 3 months ago

I get dressed then eat breakfast before school

zilqueenie · 3 months ago

How could you not eat breakfast. It helps your concentration and I'd be starving!

catonclan · 3 months ago

how do you not eat breakfast it is the most important meal of the day I would need to eat a snack on the bus otherwise so I wouldn't be doing my teeth any good. I wake up at 6:20 and I leave at 7:30 and I still eat

htaylor09 · 3 months ago


moseskwok · 3 months ago

how long ago did this poll start and of course.

mhkmal · 2 months ago

Of course, I do. However, my cousins never and in the evening they get hungry and eat loads of unhealthy snacks.

mrfrosty · 2 months ago

I don't really like having breakfast before school but I always do to power me throught the school day so I can learn.

greenjet · 2 months ago

I always eat breakfast because it energised me for the day

dazzy · 2 months ago

Of course I eat breakfast before school! I always have something; today I had porridge but I mostly have cereal and yoghurt.

lovesloths · 2 months ago

It is really important to eat breakfast before school because it gives you energy and helps you think

airbus · 2 months ago

@absml i agree!

airbus · 2 months ago

I wake up 6:15 AM then I read for about 1 hour. I then go downstairs, eat porridge, brush my teeth and get dressed all before 8:00 AM. I come back home 3:30 PM after school unless I have a club on.

dechamp · 2 months ago

i always have breakfast before school

5honypony · 2 months ago

I always eat breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day and I would be so hungry without it!

flopsy08 · 2 months ago

of course I eat breakfast if not my mind would be focused on food and not learning

flagfan · 2 months ago

I ALWAYS eat breakfast before school. Who wouldn’t?

ponygirl08 · 2 months ago

Some days I'm late for school, so I don't have enough time to eat a proper breakfast. On these days, when I arrive at school I go to my schools local shop and get a quick munch: Crisp, sandwich, a packet of sweets and stuff like that. Some other days ( when I wake up early) I get a bowl of cereals, toast, fruits or waffles.

Stella · 2 months ago

I don't really eat breakfast as I have a big dinner in school.

pandaworld · 2 months ago

I feel starved for the whole day if I don't have breakfast, and I feel like I can never feel full after that

lottielove · 1 month ago

I always have breakfast before school! Otherwise I would get SUPER hungry is lessons. My freind doesn't eat breakfast before school and a few days ago when she did she said she wasn't hungry for lunch! I don't know how she SURVIVES! LOL!

guest_360 · 1 month ago

I sometimes don’t because I oversleep and end up late for school.

But normally I do

guest_360 · 1 month ago

We have a break at 11 o’clock. We. bring in a snack ( must be healthy ) to eat and can play for about 15 mins outside

latte06 · 4 weeks ago

Breakfast it the most important meal- it motivates you for the long day ahead.

piggyo5 · 3 weeks ago

Yes, I always eat before I got to school. Breakfast is THE MOST important meal of the day as it gives you the engy you need to last until lunch time. I don't have lunch until 1pm so i NEED my breakfast.

wireskid · 2 weeks ago