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
At this time of year, the star cluster Matariki will appear in the pre-dawn sky, heralding the start of the month of Pipiri and the Māori New Year. HVN’s Chief Scientist, Professor Richard Mithen, explores the importance of food offerings during Matariki, and looks into the HVN larder for our offerings to the stars.
Pūhoro STEMM Academy and HVN are inviting expressions of interest to host opportunities for Pūhoro scholars over summer 2022–23. We are looking for a range of food, nutrition and health-related projects.
An eight-month project to explore the potential health benefits of Aotearoa cherries has attracted funding from HVN and is now underway.
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…