Free Healthy School Lunches
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Healthy School Lunches Programme
In 2021, we were offered the opportunity to take part in the free, healthy school lunch programme. Lunches are available for all students and cater to their individual requirements including dietary, health and cultural needs.
Lunches are healthy and nutritious and our supplier is required to meet New Zealand food safety standards.
However, school lunches are not compulsory, and you can continue to provide your child’s own lunch if you wish.
Research indicates that reducing food insecurity for children and young people:
Supports child development and learning
Improves learners’ levels of concentration, behaviour and school achievement
Reduces financial hardship amongst families and whānau
Addresses barriers to children’s participation in education and promotes attendance at school
Boosts learners’ overall health