Infant Health

Identifying complementary weaning foods to boost infant immune systems

Our research focus

The team is using a reverse metabolomics approach to design a weaning food from New Zealand ingredients that will help infants boost the development of their immune systems. A prototype food has been developed and is undergoing clinical studies.

Assoc Professor Clare Wall

Clare heads the Nutrition Department at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and is the principal investigator of the Infant Health programme. Her research interest is in the inter-relationships between the determinants of nutritional status and health outcomes of the paediatric population.