Child poverty: Kids bring dry noodles to school for lunch – or no food at all

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

More children came to class without lunch than with it when Robyn Driver started as the principal of Te Kohanga School in 2017.

Teachers at the Port Waikato school would see students lose concentration through the morning as their blood sugar dropped. 

They knew there was nothing in their lunchboxes for them to eat come lunchtime. 

Some children came to school every day without anything to eat. Some brought only dry noodles.

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