One-third of the school children in Sri Lanka do not take their breakfast, revealed the report issued by the Educational Ministry in 2017.
This report further said that these children coming to school without breakfast is not just because of poverty, but their parent’s far distant employments. Most of these children are found in western and southern provinces.
This research has been held by the Sri Lanka Medical Research Institution. There are 4,143,330 students are studying 10,162 schools around the country. According to this report, 1/3 of a number of students, that means nearly 14 million are not having their breakfast.
Medical research and scientists found that among the children with hunger are more liable to have the symptoms such as less ability to mathematics, memory loss, less ability to problem-solving, minor marks for the competitive exams and the growth deficiency.