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.