Hot Lunches Program

Decile 1-4 students total 236,057 (based on the NZ Ministry of Education decile ratings for 2015)
The following shows how the ‘Hot Lunches in Schools’ Program will operate out of 8 districts for effective management of hot lunch preparation and delivery to children. Hot lunches will be prepared under a Food Safety Program and delivered in a timely manner to suit the lunch hours of each school.
236,057 students
8 districts nationwide
(each district is looked after by a District Co-ordinator, who reports to the National Co-ordinator)

Lunch Program Roll Out

District 1: Far North, Whangarei, Kaipara, Auckland Rodney

The charity will roll out the lunch program starting with District 1. The following shows the process for an effective delivery of hot lunches to children in low decile school in District 1. The same process will be followed by the other 7 districts throughout New Zealand.

District 1 has four Area Co-ordinators who work under and report to the District Co-ordinator.

Each Area Co-ordinator looks after one cluster (group) of schools.
The below District 1 table shows Cluster 1, which is made up of 12 Cook Teams. These 12 Cook Teams prepare hot lunches for 3,808 Decile 1 students.

Cook Teams are looked after by a School Co-ordinator. Each School Co-ordinator reports to the Area Co-ordinator.

There are 12 School Co-ordinators in Cluster 1 of Decile 1 (see below table).

Each School Co-ordinator has the following duties:

  • to ensure the assigned Cook Team prepares hot lunches under a charted Food Safety Program, for safe and timely delivery according to the lunch hour of each school
  • lunches will be prepared on the school premises or at a suitable facility nearby. Lunches will be cooked on portable gas kitchen equipment
  • to order in and store bulk dry ingredients. To order and arrange pick up and delivery of protein and produce foods, fresh for the days lunch
  • to co-ordinate the storage, delivery and maintenance of the portable gas kitchen equipment
  • duties around administration, accounting, contractors hours and wages and reporting to the Area Co-ordinator

Districts 2-8

Some districts are broken up into smaller areas
District 2 Auckland (95,533 students)
Area 1: West
Area 2: Central/North
Area 3: South/West
Area 4: South/North
Area 5: South/East
Area 6: Far South
District 3 Waikato (26,507 students)
Area 1: North
Area 2: South
District 4 Bay of Plenty, Gisborne (27,780 students)
Area 1: East
Area 2: Far East
District 5 Manawatu, Wanganui, Taranaki (22,928 students)
Area 1: South
Area 2: Mid/West
District 6 Hawkes Bay (15,080 students)
District 7 Wellington, Tasman, Marlborough, Nelsom (16,815 students)
District 8 West Coast, Chatham Islands, Canterbury, Southland, Otago (16,967 students)

 

 

District 1 (TLA): Far North, Whangarei, Kaipara, Auckland Rodney (total students: 17284)
DECILE 1: Cluster 1
Total Students 3808
DECILE 2: Cluster 2
Total Students 5356
DECILE 3: Cluster 3
Total Students 2903
DECILE 4: Cluster 4
Total Students 5217
Twelve Cooking teams Schools receiving lunches Student lunch numbers
1 Kaitaia,
Pukepoto,
Omanaia
333
2 Kaitaia Int,
TKKM o Pukemiro,
Waiharara
352
3 Oturu,
Broadwood Area
283
4 Kaikohe West 353
5 Moerewa,
Te Kura o Hato Hohepa Te Kamura
194
6 Kaikohe East,
Mangamuka,
Te Kura Taumata o Pangaru,
Te Kura o Hata Maria (Pawarenga)
328
7 TKKM o Kaikohe,
Ngataki,
Tautoro
314
8 Northland College 265
9 Kaikohe Intermediate,
Opononi Area,
Matihetihe
310
10 Manaia View,
Portland,
Tinopai
260
11 Tikipunga Primary,
Te Kura o Otangarei,
TKKM o Te Rawhiti Roa,
Whangaruru
473
12 Waima,
Pakaraka,
Whangaroa,
Te Hapua,
Te Kura o Waikare
343
Fourteen Cooking teams Schools receiving lunches Student lunch numbers
1 Bay of Islands 385
2 Kaitaia College 771
3 Kawakawa Primary,
Karetu,
TKKM o Taumarere
375
4 Kaitaia Abundant,
Te Kao,
Kohukohu,
Awanui,
TKKM o Rangiwhia
408
5 Okaihau 437
6 Ahipara,
Te Rangi Aniwaniwa,
Pamapuria
438
7 Kaeo,
Matauri Bay,
Totara North Oruaiti,
TKKM o Whangaroa
366
8 Kaikohe Christian,
TKKM o Te Tongo o Hokianga,
Horeke,
Umawera
350
9 Selwyn Park,
Poutu,
Te Kopuru
284
10 Hora Hora,
Pakotai
394
11 Totara Grove 332
12 Tikipunga High 355
13 Hikurangi,
Te Horo
213
14 Whau Valley 248
Eight Cooking teams Schools receiving lunches Student lunch numbers
1 Mangonui,
Taipa,
Kaingaroa-(Kaitaia)
521
2 Ohaewai,
Maromaku,
Motatau,
Rawene
326
3 Pompallier Catholic,
Paparore,
Herekino,
Peria
369
4 Dargaville High 441
5 Ruawai Primary,
Kaihu Valley,
TKKM o Ngaringaomatariki
142
6 Morningside,
Mangakahia Area,
Waiotira
392
7 Raurimu Avenue,
Bloomfield Special,
Whangarei Adventists Christian
234
8 Wellsford,
Parakai
478
Twelve Cooking teams Schools receiving lunches Student lunch numbers
1 Paihia,
Okaihau
310
2 Dargaville Primary 358
3 Dargaville Intermediate,
Kaiwaka,
Matakohe
360
4 Otamatea 423
5 Ruawai College,
St Josephs Catholic,
Aranga,
Tangowahine
289
6 Ruakaka,
One Tree Point
416
7 Whangarei Internediate 601
8 Whangarei 531
9 Onerahi 434
10 Otaika Valley,
Christian Renewal
346
11 Kamo High,
Whananaki
690
12 Rodney,
Waioneke,
Pakiri
459

 

We all know how fussy children can be, so when preparing the hot lunch menu, the charity took in to consideration balancing nutritious with delicious.

The 5-day Lunch Menu:
Monday: Sweet Chilli Beef and Veg on Rice, garlic bread
Tuesday: Macaroni Cheese, salad
Wednesday: Beef, egg & veg stir-fried rice
Thursday: Butter Chicken on rice, garlic bread, salad
Friday: Savoury mince, vegetables, garlic bread  


Supplying additional dietary supplementation:
Children that come from households on low income often suffer from poor nutrition. They lack essential vitamins and minerals, vital for growing bodies Many in the medical field agree that dietary supplements should not replace a healthy diet, but state that if the diet is not nutritionally balanced, that dietary supplementation have their place and may be beneficial.
For this reason the charity is looking forward to delivering the ‘Dietary Supplements’ Program, which includes:

Multi-Health Kids Capsules:
Ingredients: (dry) 400mg capsules. Broccoli, spirulina, wheatgrass, barley grass, chlorella, echinacea, acai berry, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), beetroot, ginger, cinnamon, green tea, spinach, kawakawa, garlic
Suggested dose: Take 1-2 x 400mg capsules daily (ages 5-14).

Protein-Multi Health Bites:
For small children who can’t swallow capsules.
Ingredients: Whey protein powder, milk powder, coconut, honey, stevia, barley malt, barley, acai, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), peanut butter, puffed rice, cinnamon, ginger, wheatgrass, beetroot, carob, caramel powder, chocolate powder, vanilla powder
Daily: 1 x Protein-Multi Health Bite.

Healthy afternoon snack:
In addition to the hot lunches and dietary supplement programs, the charity will provide a Protein Health Snack for children to have on their way home from school.