Topic: Education

Govt announces food in schools strategy

By Te Kāea

Today, the Government announced its Food in Schools strategy as well as increased funding for healthcare and clothing programmes.

$9.5mil over five years will go towards Sanitarium and Fonterra's KickStart Breakfast programme.

That would see it expand from two to five days a week.

It's for decile 1-4 schools only at this time, but it will become available to all interested schools next year.

As well as that, $1.5mil over three years will go to KidsCan in order to boost its healthcare and clothing programmes, which provide children with raincoats and shoes.