“When I came back my new colleagues told me that Hawke’s Bay is referred to as the fruit bowl of the nation, yet we've got so many kids who are hungry”.
Dr Rachael Glassey, Senior Research Fellow
"Indigenous food systems have been around for centuries and are crammed with values and wisdom. So, mātauranga Māori should underpin pathways that make the food eco-system more robust."
Professor David Tipene-Leach, Principal Investigator
“The Ministry of Education’s free school lunch programme; Ka Ora, Ka Ako (KOKA) is the biggest nutrition intervention that we’ve had in generations, actually probably since school milk.”
Professor Boyd Swinburn, Principal Investigator