High-Value Nutrition - A National Science Challenge

High-Value Nutrition - using research excellence to enable the transformation of New Zealand’s food and beverage industry into an exporter of high-value, scientifically-proven foods for health.


New Zealand has an outstanding international reputation as a rich source of high quality, efficiently produced and safe foods and beverages. As consumers in Asia, and around the world, increasingly seek foods with proven health benefits, New Zealand’s advantages and national capability make it a natural leader.

High-Value Nutrition harnesses New Zealand’s world-class scientific expertise to create market and industry relevant knowledge which will deliver competitive advantage to New Zealand’s food and beverage exports.



Professor Sally Poppitt explains the science behind her Metabolic Health programme

Professor Sally Poppitt and Dr John Ingram from the HVN Metabolic Health programme introduce investigating the TOFI profile (Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside) as a mean to identify and develop functional foods. 



Aiding milk digestion – A new research project funded by High-Value Nutrition

Dr Matthew Barnett, Senior Research Scientist at AgResearch Ltd, and Dr Andrew Clarke, Chief Scientific Officer at a2 Milk, present a new project funded by the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge to research whether milk from a2 cows prevents intestinal inflammation, and are therefore suitable for people who don’t consume milk due to intolerance symptoms.



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Creating new food-for-health products – Paul Morgan, High-Value Nutrition Board Member

Paul Morgan, board member of the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge, talks about the need to create new scientifically validated nutritious products.

What NZ knows about food for health consumers - 2016 High-Value Nutrition Industry Forum

Dr Roger Harker, Principal Scientist at Plant & Food Research presenting 'What NZ knows about food-for-health consumers' at the 2016 High-Value Nutrition Industry Forum.







Hosted by the University of Auckland

Partners: University of Auckland, Otago University, Massey UniversityThe University of AucklandThe University of OtagoMassey University
Partners: Plant and Food Research and AgResearchAgResearchPlant and Food Research