New Zealand is a unique country and needs a school programme that is suited to Kiwi Kids.
This is what we think could work for us:

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A healthy and nutritious lunch for every child at school.

2

Secured by legislation (underpinned by the Ministry of Health Guidelines New Zealand)

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Centrally resourced by Government and operated centrally by paid professionals and nutritionists – teachers and principals are busy teaching our kids!

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Free for all OR free for some, but always free from stigma.

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Locally sourced wherever possible and sustainable

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Powered by communities through parent and child
involvement.

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Parents can opt out.

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Schools receive an uplift in their general funds for high take-up of school meals to support minimal stigmatisation.