A Better Start – a National Science Challenge
Better science together for a better start in life.
Our children are our future
We want to give them the best possible start in life.
Getting a good start includes being a healthy weight, learning successfully and being mentally well.
That’s what all families, whānau and communities want for their tamariki.
But obesity, learning and mental health are challenges for some children.
A Better Start is the National Science Challenge working to help them.
Our mission is to find better ways to predict, prevent and treat obesity, learning and mental health problems in children and teenagers.
Our job is to make science work for people.
We believe we can do that only when we work with communities, and draw together indigenous and Western approaches to science.
E Tipu e Rea - Grow and Branch Forth
Innovative child health research fund launches
01 February 2017A multi-million dollar funding pool to foster research that delivers tangible benefits to New Zealand children and their families was launched today.
Award for Challenge Board member
22 December 2016Congratulations to A Better Start National Science Challenge Board member Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid who received the prestigious Dr Paratene Ngata Te Ngākau Ora Award at the Te ORA (Māori Medical Practitioners Association) hui held at the Papakura Marae recently.
Multi-million dollar funding collaboration to improve child health
21 December 2016A Better Start, one of the country’s 11 National Science Challenges, and Cure Kids, New Zealand’s largest national child health research charity, have joined forces to create a new contestable fund in child health.
The ‘cost’ of sugar forum Event as iCalendar
16 March 2017, 7 - 9pmChaired by renowned broadcaster Kim Hill, this panel discussion will explore the cost of sugar from a variety of different angles, including both the positive and negative impacts of sugar on our society. Due to public interest, all places are now taken. To join the waiting list please email email@example.com