Chat: Do you eat breakfast before school?

Last updated at 10:34
Bowl of cereal

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but according to a charity more and more of you aren't eating any at all.

The Magic Breakfast charity is giving kids in 200 primary schools free morning meals so they aren't hungry in lessons.

Most of the children receiving the free meals do not get breakfast at home and have difficulty concentrating or behaving properly as they are so hungry.

We asked you if you have breakfast in the morning and why you thought it was important to eat before school?

Your Comments

"I always compulsorily have breakfast in the morning. It is the way to start the day properly"

San raj, 11, Manchester, England

"I do not eat breakfast, sometimes i would have it when i have a test or once in a blue moon. I also think that it is healthy, i will try and eat breakfast from now on."

Ghulam, 13, Birmingham, England

"I always eat breakfast, it's a good source of carbohydrates."

Devon, 8, Suffolk, England

"I would eat breakfast when i' m hungry in the morning, but sometimes i am not, so i would just have a yoghurt."

Natalie, 11, Birmingham, England

"I always always have breakfast! It's one of the things that makes me concentrate in school. You can never go through your day without it."

Ciara, 10, Cheshire, England

"I do have breakfast, well, sort of. All I have is one tiny piece of toast and jam, and that's all I need to keep me going till my grapes or banana or blueberries at break time."

Bethan, 11, Cardiff, Wales

"I have breakfast, but i don't like having breakfast, because there isn't much of a choice. Breakfast is the worst meal of the day."

Molly, 12, Hampshire, England

"I don't eat breakfast, purely because i don't have time, as i have to leave the house at 7:30am to get to school. When i do have breakfast (very rarely) i don't see a difference in the way i work during lessons!"

Faye, 12, Lincoln, England

"I eat breakfast everyday, but sometimes when I wake up I don't feel like eating it. I know that it is the most important meal of the day because it gives me energy. It is basically food for my brain!"

Mia, 12, Bath, England

"I have to eat breakfast as my granddad always insist I need a boost, but somehow it always ends up in the bin."

Aaliyah, 10, London, England

"I always eat breakfast because it is healthy, and delicious. I eat Fruit Loops. If you don't eat your breakfast, you might get a bit cranky and feel hungry. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day."

Sharvin, 10, San Francisco, USA

"I always have a full English every day, my Mum says it's fuel for a good day."

James, 9, Essex, England

"I really love breakfast!"

Craig, 8, Brighton, England

"I always have breakfast, otherwise I start to feel dizzy."

Nyssa, 8, Merseyside, England

"Everyday I have breakfast. I usually have to have quite a lot because I don't have a snack till 11:15!"

Olive, 11, London, England

"I only have breakfast at weekends because on weekdays i always have to rush to get ready for school and never have time!"

Kelsi, 10, Dundee, Scotland

"I love having breakfast, it's delicious. I can't start my day without it, I think it's a healthy start to the day!"

Beth, 11, Kent, England

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it keeps your strength up for the day ahead. I always have cereal and toast in the morning."

Rachel, 13, North Lanarkshire, Scotland

"I always eat breakfast, sometimes I have toast as well as cereal."

Erin, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I always eat breakfast. It gives you energy so you can have an action-packed day. Without breakfast the first hours of the morning will go roughly."

Saffron, 11, Coventry, England

"I always have breakfast, otherwise i am really hungry! I know someone who never has breakfast and gets indigestion when she eats her lunch too quickly, that's why it is important!"

Kathryn, 11, Warwickshire, England

"I think it is important to eat breakfast before school, because if you don't your concentration will be low and you will be cross and jumpy with everyone else. I have breakfast before school because i am always STARVING!"

Pippa, 10, London, England

"I don't normally eat breakfast as i already get up at 6 o'clock and just don't have enough time for it ."

Emily, 12, London, England

"I don't eat breakfast, I would like to, but I don't have time before school. I'm always hungry by break time."

Becky, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I always have a good breakfast, even if it means I have to wake up at 6:20am . Some of my friends never eat breakfast!"

Elena, 13, Belgium

"I always have my breakfast before I even get dressed, but I don't get much choice!"

Grace, 8, London, England

"I always have breakfast in the morning, my Mum won't let me leave without it !"

Ruby, 12

its very important to have breakfast as it gives you energy for the day

"I always have breakfast because it is tasty and filling."

Arnold, 11, Chester, England

"I usually have a cereal bar of a bit of fruit for breakfast, i don't really eat breakfast because it's is hard to get down when I've only just woken up."

Rhiannon, 10, London, England

"Breakfast is very important, it keeps you going though out the day."

Pierce, 9, Uxbridge, England

"I don't eat breakfast all the time because sometimes I just don't feel like it."

Emily, 12, Sheffield, England

"I always have breakfast because it freshens me up and gives me energy for the morning."

Sam, 13, Oxfordshire, England

"I Leave school at 7:30am every morning and I never have breakfast. We don't even have the option to buy it at our school."

Casey, 14, Swansea, Wales

"I always have breakfast. It is important when I have gymnastics in the morning because I can make sure I have energy."

Maya, 9

"I always eat my breakfast because it is really yummy!"

Olivia, 11, Merseyside, England

"Yes, every morning, because if you don't eat breakfast you might faint."

Mugdha, 9, Netherlands

"I eat breakfast at school because we have a free breakfast club."

Ella, 9, Oxford, England

"I buy something to eat a school because I normally wake up too late."

Steph, 14, Cambridge, England

"I always have breakfast before I go to school! I think everyone should because it's the most important meal of the day, it gives you the energy you need for the rest of the day. If you don't eat breakfast, you won't be able to learn in school, and if you don't have time, well, get up earlier!"

Sophie, 13, Norfolk, England

I like the idea of breakfast, but i never eat it! My parents try to persuade me, but it will never work! I don't like breakfast and i never will!"

Gillian, 15, Kent, England

"I always have to eat breakfast, you can't live without it!"

Hannah, 9, Cornwall, England

"I always have breakfast, it's important for me because it gives me energy to do tiring activities!"

Claudia, 14, Jakarta, Indonesia

"It is very important, if you do not eat breakfast, you will suffer."

Hannah, 9, London, England

"I think that breakfast is good for you because it will give you energy for the whole day."

Margaret, 12, London, England

"I don't have breakfast because I am never hungry in the morning! I do think breakfast is important, but I don't feel any different if I do or do not have it."

Chloe, 12, Wales

"I eat breakfast, but my sister has nothing so I am worried."

Amy, 10, London, England

"I always have breakfast, because if you don't it is hard to concentrate at school!"

Mayu, 11, Japan

"We did a survey on who eats breakfast in class: 19 always, 7 sometimes, 1 never. Most of the class think it's important to eat breakfast to give you energy. If you don't eat you get a sore tummy, feel faint and can't concentrate!"

Primary 7, West Lothian, Scotland

"I have breakfast before I go to school because I don't watch TV in the mornings and this means I'm able to finish getting dressed, do my hair, and still have time to play."

Ellie, 10, Surrey, England

"When I was younger I never used to eat breakfast until my mum told me I had to eat it otherwise I would not have enough energy for the rest of the day. And I agree!"

Hannah, 10, Chester, England

"I always have a bowl of cornflakes and milk at my school breakfast club but before this was set up I didn't have time for anything."

Annie, 14, Kent, England

"It is very important because you can get energy for the new day! I do eat breakfast because I like it, it's delicious, especially cereals, pancakes, eggs, bacon, and French toast."

Laurie, 10, London, England

"I don't eat breakfast because I leave for school at half past six to get a bus so I eat at break."

Harry, 13, Cumbria, England

"I always eat one slice of bread with chocolate butter."

Jan-Jaap, 14, Netherlands

"Everyone knows that breakfast is important, but it is tasty as well. I think if you don't have enough time in the morning to get breakfast just get out of bed 10 minutes earlier."

Emile, 13, Holland

"I think you should always eat breakfast before school, because if you don't you'll feel hungry during lessons!"

Theo, 10, Derbyshire, England

"I always have breakfast before school, but sometimes I'm just not hungry and don't want to eat!"

Julia, 10, Kent, England

"I never used to have breakfast in the morning and my grades were pretty pathetic. I found I was a bit cranky with the hunger! But after a week of eating breakfast, my grades shot up and I'm now more alert and in a better mood with everybody in my class!"

Martha, 14, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

"I try to eat in the morning but when I don't, I feel really bad and lose my concentration in lessons."

Toni, 12, Lincolnshire, England

"In the morning I usually have either toast, porridge, cereal or a cereal bar!"

Megan, 10, Cheshire, England

"In my family we never have time for breakfast! We're always rushing around, so in the end we never eat in the morning."

Catherine, 13, Stoke-on-Trent, England

"I sometimes have breakfast. Sometimes I'm not hungry or we don't have time."

Georgia, 9, Somerset, England

"I love having breakfast. It wakes me up in the morning and I'd starve if I didn't have it!"

James, 11, Scotland

"No, I don't eat breakfast because I never have time to eat it!"

Marie, 10, Surrey, England

"Yes! I do eat breakfast! It's the most important meal of the day! I usually have toast and juice."

Fiza, 11, Manchester, England

"I think breakfast is very important for you. One day I skipped breakfast, went out somewhere and when I got there I felt really dizzy because I didn't have enough food in my body!"

Keren, 10, Somerset, England

"I think every child should have a good breakfast because otherwise they don't have energy to learn. Breakfast is also a good time for the family to talk."

Eve, 8, London, England

"I do have breakfast at home and at our school breakfast club. It's very important because there's about three or four hours until we can have lunch, so I don't know if I could cope without it!"

Famke, 9, Wales

"I do have breakfast before I go to school but many of my friends don't. I think it's very important to eat a well-balanced diet, so we can all keep healthy."

Afiyah, 12, Wycombe, England

"I always have my breakfast! You can't start the day without it!"

Grace, 12, Hertfordshire, England