• Children’s primary school years are some of the most important when it comes to growth and development, both mentally and physically. Giving them the right nutritional tools can help grow strong, healthy, happy kids, and changing your diet for the better is a habit that benefits the whole family. It is well known that calcium plays some pivotal roles in maintaining good health – from keeping bones healthy and strong to helping prevent high blood pressure – and it even helps you...
  • It’s all too often rushed, eaten on the run or forgotten completely. But, as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is essential for growing Kiwi kids, and for so many reasons. Eating a nutritious breakfast can have positive effects on learning, overall health and wellbeing, and there are numerous studies out there showing that kids who eat breakfast do better in school. International research shows eating breakfast can improve cognitive (brain) function in essential areas such as m...
  • After only five weeks running its KickStart Breakfast club, kids at Parakai School, just north of Auckland are reaping the benefits, Principal Sean Valvoi says. ‘We have noticed that those children who are having breakfast at school, and may have missed out on the opportunity at home, are much more settled and focused in class and have more energy to get them through the day,’ he says. Up to 25 children at a time eat a hearty bowl of Weet-Bix and Anchor milk at the twice weekly break...
  • We would like to say a big thank you to those of you who featured in our Women’s Weekly and New Idea Everyday Heroes articles. There are some great things going on in our KickStart Breakfast Clubs and it’s been great to share some of these stories with the rest of New Zealand. The below story features Everyday Heroes Ranapia and Norah from James Street School who involve Year six Breakfast club monitors to run their breakfast club. For more Everyday Heroes articles please visit www.k...
  • When Sue and Leonard Kay agreed to be involved in the KickStart Breakfast club while it was still in its pilot phase, they never imagined it would get so big so fast. Initially the couple supplied just two schools with Fonterra-sponsored Anchor milk through their distribution business Fresh Milk Hawkes Bay. However it wasn’t long before news of the benefits of the breakfast programme spread throughout the region and now, three years on, Leonard proudly supplies nearly 30 schools from decil...
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