News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


College of GPs supports Breakfast and Lunch in Schools

College of GPs supports Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools Bill

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners supports Hone Harawira’s private member's Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill, which is expected to have its first reading in June.

The Bill proposes introducing a government-funded breakfast and lunch programme in all decile 1-2 schools, which would be required to meet Ministry of Health nutritional guidelines.

College President Tim Malloy says, ‘The College is pleased to support this Bill because we’re committed to achieving health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand. We believe we must all focus on eliminating health inequities between population groups by targeting the social and economic determinants of health.

‘Evidence shows that children in families with significant financial hardship are less likely to be able to eat healthy food and have higher rates of obesity and poorer dental health.

‘The College supports looking at ways to improve low-income families’ diets by reducing the barriers they face to eating healthy food, and the breakfast and lunch programme is one of the ways in which we might help to achieve this.’

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news