Students at Pomare School are learning the importance of healthy kai and how to prepare a meal through their student led Kai Ora Café. Principal Katrina Day is seeing the difference the café is making for their students. “They are learning about healthy food, working with others, budgeting and being hands on preparing the meals in the kitchen. As a result we’re seeing the children growing in confidence; they’re trying different foods they might never have tried before and building new skills like being waiters. We’re seeing them grow in their sense of self.”

“The café is just one way we’re making sure our school provides a healthy environment for our students. When the focus is on wellbeing it spreads to everything we do, it supports mental and physical health and helps prepare our students for whatever the future may bring them.”

“We’re Turning the Tide for our school community’s health, what can you do?”