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The evaluation report of the (Ka Ora, Ka Ako) New Zealand Healthy School Lunches programme was commissioned to assess the impact of the programme on secondary school-aged learners’ wellbeing, as well as the impact of the programme on attendance among all age groups. It extends upon the earlier interim evaluation of the Healthy School Lunches pilot that focused on the programme’s impact on wellbeing and attendance among primary and intermediate-aged ākonga involved in the initial roll out.
The programme resulted in:
The benefits of the programme increase when Ka Ora, Ka Ako ākonga are compared to ākonga in schools and kura that have no alternative food provision.
The programme has not contributed to change in attendance across the schools and kura.