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‘Full bellies means active minds’

Researchers are calling for the government to increase its support for free school lunches.

EIT Te Pukenga Māori and indigenous research Professor David Tipene Leach says a full stomach is crucial to a child’s learning.

“I’ll put it like this, things get a little easier for them. Worries don’t weigh down on them, because their stomach is full and so too is their soul,” Tipene Leach says.

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