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:
A healthy and nutritious lunch for every child at school.
Secured by legislation (underpinned by the Ministry of Health Guidelines New Zealand)
Centrally resourced by Government and operated centrally by paid professionals and nutritionists – teachers and principals are busy teaching our kids!
Free for all OR free for some, but always free from stigma.
Locally sourced wherever possible and sustainable
Powered by communities through parent and child
Parents can opt out.
Schools receive an uplift in their general funds for high take-up of school meals to support minimal stigmatisation.