Every child nutritiously fed every day, in every school.This can only happen if we all play our part: parents, experts, volunteers, legislators, and ultimately central funding from taxpayers. Our dream can be reality. 368 million children around the world get fed at school daily. Let’s make that happen right here for children in Aotearoa. Sign our petition to show your support.
School lunches for all Kiwi kids
The group grew quickly as word spread as many across Aotearoa saw the same concerns in their own communities. They saw that poverty leads to lack of nutrition and that lack of nutrition directly detracts from childrens’ learning, diminishes childrens’ health and ultimately, limits childrens’ ability to flourish and succeed
Eat Right Be Bright wishes to encourage discussion, inform debate, support the development of policy and ultimately realise funding. Almost 90% of countries globally offer this support to their children; Aotearoa’s children deserve the right to learn and achieve, and they will do that best with full and happy tummies
Why do we need a government funded school lunch programme?
1 in 4 Kiwi kids are living in poverty.
1 in 3 Kiwi kids are obese or overweight.
1 in 3 Kiwi kids admitted to Starship Children’s Hospital are malnourished to some degree.
Kiwi kids going hungry at school is more than just a low decile school issue.
A school lunch programme can significantly contribute to a child’s readiness to learn and ability to take part in their own education through better health, better concentration and improved learning. But by far the biggest outcome is the sense of wellbeing and value for a child by removing the long-lasting stigma and emotional impact of going to school without lunch.