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 

 

 

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Hosted by The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland

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Funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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Photo credits: Chris Williams, Sara Orme  (www.nzstory.govt.nz)