FNCS Study

The Perceived Food Inadequacy Among Children in Schools study was conducted by the Food and Nutrition Consultancy Services (FNCS) in 1995.[1]  It was commissioned for the purpose of documenting the extent of child hunger within New Zealand schools, as perceived by teachers, and the approaches that schools had taken in order to address the problem.  Among its findings, the study estimated that more than 21,000 New Zealand children (3.2 percent) regularly attended school with no provision for lunch.


[1] Food Nutrition and Consultancy Services, Final Report to the Public Health Commission on the Perceived Food Inadequacy Among Children in Schools (Dunedin, NZ: University of Otago, 1995).