Welcome to High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga National Science Challenge
High-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga is a New Zealand National Science Challenge.
Our mission is to grow the science excellence and knowledge New Zealand needs to produce and deliver food and nutrition to the world to help people stay healthy and well.
News and events
Can baby’s first foods shape gut health and immunity? Seeking Auckland babies for complementary feeding study
Researchers from the SUN study are looking for Auckland babies and their caregivers to join a trial investigating the potential health benefits of kūmara.
E pai ana koe ki te kai paraoa?
Do you like eating bread/paraoa?
HVN’s Digestive Health Priority Research Programme is looking for volunteers for the BREAD study.
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…