NZEI is urging the government to vote for the bill to provide children in low decile schools with breakfasts and lunches.
This is a blunt instrument. It’s also an expensive and wasteful one.
Fonterra has offered all schools free milk and some have chosen not to take it because their children don’t need it or the staff think it’s too much work.
Allowing schools to opt in and targeting those whose pupils are most in need is far better than a universal approach which will be cost more and generate more waste.