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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 June 2012

Teachers report children going hungry

"The Guardian revealed some quite shocking figures about teachers having to feed children. But this has been going on for a long time - it isn't anything new. Certainly in my school we are feeding the children ourselves - we have a number of children who regularly need to have a breakfast and a dinner because their families don't get benefits and they're not entitled to free school meals.

We also regularly contribute to the food banks in Coventry and we have a number of parents who regularly have to use the food banks. I think in a wealthy country, we should be judging it on whether we can feed our kids and we can't - that needs to change, the only way that will change is with a redistribution of wealth across the board."

Nicky Downes, Primary school teacher, Coventry

83% - Teachers report seeing children hungry in the mornings

40% - Some schools report as many as 4/10 first aid referrals last year were caused by a lack of breakfast

20% - Teachers say the increase in pupil hunger since the recession has been 'dramatic'

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