5 millionth KickStart Breakfast served for kiwi kids

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Local MP Todd Muller is delighted that over 3,200 children in the Bay of Plenty region are receiving free breakfasts in schools under the KickStart Breakfast programme.

“As children head back to school this term I am pleased to announce over 92 schools in the Bay of Plenty region are offering free breakfasts through the KickStart Breakfast Programme.

Todd Muller, who was the Fonterra executive in charge of the Breakfast in Schools programme when it was expanded, is delighted a further 27 local schools have since joined the programme.

KickStart provides free breakfasts five days a week in all primary and secondary schools, regardless of decile, that want or need it.

“This programme is a great example of communities, schools, government and businesses such as Fonterra and Sanitarium working together to make a genuine impact for those children who need it most”, says Todd Muller.

“Schools also advise that through KickStart they are seeing improvements in the health and wellbeing, concentration, and behaviour of students.

“KickStart helps to keep New Zealand children healthy and ready to learn,” says Todd Muller.

5 million breakfasts across the country have now been served since the Government expanded the programme in 2013.

KickStart Breakfast is supplied through the National Government’s partnership with Fonterra and Sanitarium.