Teachers say children often show up to class hungry. Many skip classes to eat breakfast at charity shelters, Konstantakopolou says.
The physical strains are producing psychological effects, especially among younger children who often blame themselves for the effects of the crisis.
“When parents can’t buy clothes or toys, children believe they’ve been bad and are responsible,” child psychologist Salemi Parrisia said.
There are reports of growing numbers of malnourished children collapsing at school and suffering health-related phobias.
Euro crisis: Growing up hungry in Greece
Feel sorry for those kids.