07/11/2011 13:34 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Children Struggle With Schoolwork After Missing Breakfast

School kids are turning their back on breakfast claims new study PA

Breakfast is often cited as the most important meal of the day, especially for kids heading off to school - but shocking new figures suggest that many teens skip it entirely.

A survey undertaken to kick of National School Meals Week found that around 15 of female teens turning their back on a pre-school tum-filler, compared to 10.7 of kids go to school on an empty stomach.

The Local Authority Caterers Association commented on the findings saying: "With no breakfast, they can't be at their best for learning and so can be less attentive and a disruption in class."

Do you insist on your kids having breakfast every morning?
Or is it a battle with older kids and teens running late?