Case studies

Healthy changes paying off in the classroom

There’s plenty of research to show that eating well and being active at school has a positive impact on students’ learning and wellbeing. But staff at Bairds Mainfreight Primary School don’t need research to tell them that – they witness it in their classrooms every day.

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'Water-only' in schools

The Ministries of Health and Education are encouraging all schools in New Zealand to adopt a ‘water-only’ policy, where plain water and milk are the only drinks available for students at school. This is a step towards tackling the growing issue of childhood obesity in New Zealand and is part of the national Childhood Obesity Plan. The Heart Foundation fully supports this great initiative and would like to help schools on their journey towards becoming water-only.

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