Hunger for Learning - Call for Government Support of School Breakfast Programmes» 28/07/2011, Posted by Site Admin
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The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has released a report "Hunger for Learning" which recommends that breakfast programmes be started in all decile 1 and 2 primary and intermediate schools, supported by a dedicated budget allocation and local business and community partnerships.
CPAG says such an initiative would represent an important contribution to the wellbeing of children, would help ensure that they get the best possible start to their learning and their lives, and would make an important contribution to their longer term health by ensuring that they what they eat is healthy.
The report discusses the experiences of five Auckland schools which run breakfast programmes and outlines the educational advantages that these programmes offer to their students.
The report is attahed, and is also available from the CPAG website at: www.cpag.org.nz