National is making sure all Kiwi kids get a healthy start to the school day. Since the Government partnered with Fonterra and Sanitarium to deliver the KickStart Breakfast programme, three million breakfasts have been served to New Zealand children.
This programme is making a difference to the education of more than 26,000 children. Schools are reporting improvements in health and wellbeing, concentration, behaviour and academic performance.
Since the partnership began, breakfasts are available to all schools that want or need it, primary or secondary, regardless of decile, all week or for just a few days. Schools and communities know what’s best for their kids.
This is an excellent example of the Government, businesses, schools, and communities working together for a brighter future for our children.