05 Apr Ka Ora, Ka Ako Healthy School Lunches Petition
“The rising cost of living is hitting families hard. While only 25% of kids are eligible for Ka Ora Ka Ako healthy school lunches, we know expanding this programme would make a huge difference for many more tamariki.
Health Coalition Aotearoa, of which we are an organisational member, is calling for at least a doubling of this programme to ensure children and teens in middle-income schools and kura get at least one square healthy meal a day. We have the evidence to show healthy kai helps kids learn, we have public support, and now we need your help to make it a priority. Add your name to the petition today and share it with your colleagues, family and friends.”
Solving food insecurity in New Zealand for everyone will take a multi-layered approach, coordinated by a much needed national food sovereignty and nutrition strategy. In the meantime, doubling this highly successful program is something the Government can do right now to take the pressure of families, invest in local food suppliers and producers, and back our kids.