18 Feb 2021

Ensuring school lunches are healthy locally sourced options

From Afternoons, 1:36 pm on 18 February 2021

The free school lunches should be made from locally sourced food and have an emphasis on being healthy.

Boyd Swinburn, who's a professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at Auckland University says the government's healthy school lunches programme should stay in local hands and not given to large corporate caterers to mass produce them.

He talks to Jesse about the impact that could have.

Lunch box from decile 10 school

Photo: RNZ / Brad White