Food wastage in free school meals

Liam Hehir made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

The request was successful.

From: Liam Hehir

Dear Chris Hipkins,

My request relates to Ka Ora, Ka Ako, the healthy school lunches programme (“the Programme”).

Can you please advise what information, if any, is gathered by the Ministry of Education about the amount of food supplied under the programme is wasted? That is, not used in meals actually consumed by schoolchildren and disposed of as refuse?

Yours faithfully,

Liam Hehir

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

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Hi Liam

Please find attached response to your OIA request of 15 March 2021.

Kind regards

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education
Parliamentary Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Daryl Trask left an annotation ()

For the government-giving of the free-meals is with the likelihood of the dose-medicate-poison-students.

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