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Welcome to High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge

High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga 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

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Meri Kirihimete from HVN

Meri Kirihimete from HVN

Kia ora koutou katoa As we wind down 2020 reflecting on the ‘year that was’ brings forth a mixture of thoughts and emotions. However, I think we all share pride in New Zealand, and in the science system that has helped guide us throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

New HVN PhD Scholarship

New HVN PhD Scholarship

We have a new HVN PhD scholarship. Georgia McLellan is a PhD student from the University of Auckland and has received funding from HVN to explore how novel Māori food / nutrition economies develop in Aotearoa New Zealand, including historical and contemporary...

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.

Vision Mātauranga

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…

Introducing the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge