Welcome to High-Value Nutrition
High-Value Nutrition is the New Zealand National Science Challenge with the mission to grow the science excellence and knowledge New Zealand needs to create and deliver food to the world that people choose to stay healthy and well
Updates and Events
Watch Distinguished Professor Harjinder Singh describe how High-Value Nutrition's Science of Food's Enabling Programme is a key part of the HVN Challenge and it's focus on economic benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand.
HVN is supporting a collaborative research project into Mamaku Whakaoraora, an indigenous tree fern, led by Dr John Monro, Principal Scientist at Plant & Food Research. Mamaku Whakaoraora will provide an evidence-based foundation for establishing Mamaku...
HVN is supporting a collaborative research project with commercial partners Te Rūnunga o Ngāi Tahu, Wakatū Incorporation and the Cawthron Institute into the anti-inflammatory benefits of karengo, a group of edible seaweeds. Read more...
A Systems Nutrition Approach
The Challenge brings together multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams with a systems-level view on the networks in the human body, our environment and society. The research is the basis for the development and delivery of validated high-value foods for health and well-being Learn more about our science. Read our HVN newsletters.
Our Vision Mātauranga strategy guides research investment to align with mātauranga/ knowledge and supports Māori innovation and opportunities to develop and deliver high-value foods for health and wellbeing. Read more…