Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches
Currently, as part of the Ka Ora, Ka Ako | Healthy School Lunches Programme every student at Motumaoho School receives a free nutritious lunch every day.
Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to reduce food insecurity by providing access to a nutritious lunch every day. The name Ka Ora, Ka Ako is about being healthy and well in order to be in a good place to learn.
Research indicates that reducing food insecurity for children and young people:
- improves wellbeing
- supports child development and learning
- improves learners’ levels of concentration, behaviour and school achievement
- reduces financial hardship amongst families and whānau
- addresses barriers to children’s participation in education and promotes attendance at school
- boosts learners’ overall health.
Our Ministry approved provider is Loxies – a local cafe in Morrinsville. Loxies cater for any dietary requirements our students may have and they deliver the healthy lunches to our school. Thank you to Liam and his team for the delicious lunches that we receive every day.