ANA Webinar – Ka Ora, Ka Ako / Healthy School lunches
Ka Ora, Ka Ako/healthy school lunches, was a programme introduced in 2019. This aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch in school every day to primary and intermediate aged students in schools with high levels of disadvantage.
Jasmin Jackson, Ministry of Health lead advisor – nutrition, will tell us about the journey of taking Ka Ora, Ka Ako from a small pilot to a nationwide programme.
By March 2021, over eight million lunches had been served in 542 schools to over 132,600 learners. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ka Ora, Ka Ako is being expanded to reach around 215,000 students by the end of 2021, including secondary students.