Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Barnardos New Zealand supports Food in Schools

Media release from Barnardos New Zealand

Barnardos New Zealand supports Food in Schools

Barnardos New Zealand is delighted to be part of the Community Campaign for Food in Schools, which is being launched today by the Every Child Counts coalition.

Barnardos chief executive Jeff Sanders says, “Arriving at school hungry is a significant barrier to children and young people achieving in school. Children do not choose their circumstances and they are the people least able to change those circumstances. If we believe as a country that every child has the right to thrive, belong and achieve, we need to accept that support for these children and young people, and for their families, is a priority. Therefore, we call on all MPs to support the Feed our Kids bill.”

Some 270,000 Kiwi kids live in poverty, and an estimated 80,000 children go to school hungry each day. Last year, the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty recommended the implementation of a nutrition strategy, including food in Decile 1-4 schools.

The Food in Schools campaign sees Barnardos working as part of an informal group of child advocacy organisations, charities, unions, faith-based groups and others to support political and community progress to implement a national food in schools strategy.

Jeff says, "We’re encouraging public discussion about the best way to implement food in schools, and also showing support for the Mana Party’s ‘Feed the Kids’ Bill, which goes to Select Committee early next month."

Members of the public are invited to join in with the month of action for children throughout May 2013. They can do so at: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityCampaignForFoodInSchoolsNz?ref=hl

About Barnardos New Zealand

Barnardos New Zealand helps thousands of children, young people and families each year, with services such as parenting courses, family support, counselling and supervised contact. We also work directly with children who have experienced family violence, provide residential and foster care, and support 0800 What’s Up, New Zealand’s largest dedicated child helpline.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Journalism’s Future In The Era Of “Alternative Facts.”

Already, the White House has made it clear that the media are the new enemy that the new President’s supporters will be encouraged to unite against. (What else can they do now they don’t have Hillary Clinton to demonise any more?)

The fantastic phrase “alternative facts” coined by Trump spinmeister Kellyanne Conway captures the media strategy in a nutshell. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: TPP, Trade And Minimum Wage

Prime Minister Bill English’s first official press conference of the year began with a warm welcome back from holidays. In relation to President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP he expressed disappointment but hopes to negotiate a bilateral agreement with the US in the future. More>>

Employment: Minimum Wage To Increase To $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017... The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Sit-In Occupation To Stop Niki’s Eviction

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company hopes to issue a Possession Order for 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes. This will give them the ability to forcibly evict Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti who has lived at 14 Taniwha Street for 21 years... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news