• 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...
  • In Term 4 - 2011, 511 schools officially run KickStart Breakfast clubs around the country with over 20,000 children involved. Together we have provided over 1 million breakfast bowls to children this year alone. Since the inception of the KickStart Breakfast programme (2009) we have:          - delivered over 928,000 litres of milk          - delivered over 156,000 Weet-Bix 1kg packs By the end of Term 4-2011 we will...
  • If you are one of our wonderful Breakfast Club Co-ordinators you should have received your copy of the New Zealand Women’s weekly. This is just a small appreciation of all the hard work you do for the children of your cubs.  You are there every morning and the children think you are pretty special, and so do we. Over the years, we have been fortunate to meet some of these neat people and experience the breakfast clubs first hand.  We have been blown away, inspired and humbled. So...
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