• MEDIA RELEASE Fonterra and Sanitarium today welcomed the Government’s support for their KickStart Breakfast programme. KickStart Breakfast, now in its fifth year, currently provides breakfasts of Anchor Milk and Weet-Bix twice a week to children in more than 570 decile one to four schools around New Zealand. This amounts to 48,000 breakfasts every week, with almost 5 million breakfasts served to date. With the Government’s support of up to $1.9 million per year, the programme will be...
  • Thank you for taking the time to update your online school profile for the upcoming term. Over 85% successfully completed the process which is a fantastic effort. Please remember that it is important to update your profile every school term as it helps us to ensure we supply the right amount of product to the correct drop off point and our Franchisees can contact you if they need to. Please note that your Term 2 Sanitarium Weet-Bix order is scheduled to arrive by courier and Fonterra’s Anc...
  • Schools have told us that KickStart Breakfast clubs are a great opportunity for children to develop a range of social and behaviour skills, providing an environment that students can feel safe and relaxed to build friendships with their peers, both older and younger. Students learn how to serve, tidy up after themselves, wash dishes, learn social skills such as table manners, helping others, looking after themselves and become self sufficient in preparing their own food. To help keep children he...
  • It is easy to forget that for primary-aged kids, food eaten at school may provide up to a third of their daily food consumption. In order to help parents provide healthy, tasty lunch options we thought we’d outline some hints and tips for you to include in your school newsletter to help parents pack a healthy lunchbox which will make a significant contribution to their child’s overall nutrient intake. A healthy lunch will give your little one enough fuel for a busy day at school and ...
  • Amazingly, nearly half of New Zealand’s five year-olds have tooth decay and around six out of ten nine year-olds have at least one decayed, missing or filled tooth. This doesn’t need to happen to your kids if you follow a few simple rules. As well as taking time to brush twice daily, recent research has shown that adding dairy to your diet is a simple solution to common dental problems amongst Kiwi kids. As one of the core food groups, dairy foods are important for good nutrition dur...
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