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Useful websites

Here is a list of websites for New Zealand organisations offering helpful resources and information to support curriculum-aligned nutrition education.

5+ A

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is an education portal offering a wide variety of information and curriculum-aligned resources around the importance of fruit and vegetables. is a not-for-profit organisation offering resources that help to support the promotion of vegetables.

Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga
Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education provides advice, resources and support for curriculum teaching.

Manatū Hauora
Ministry of Health

This site provides nutrition guidelines, publications and educational resources around food, nutrition and physical activity.

Te Ako Kori Aotearoa
Physical Education New Zealand (PENZ)

PENZ is a professional not-for-profit organisation and incorporated society for people interested in promoting physical activity.

Home Economics and Technology Teachers' Association NZ (HETTANZ) 

HETTANZ is the professional body for Home Economics and Technology teachers in Aotearoa. They offer many benefits, including professional learning opportunities, curriculum and assessment updates, online forums and networking events.


Toi Tangata is a Māori agency that develops, delivers and champions kaupapa Māori-based approaches to health, movement and nutrition.

Fonterra Milk for 

The Fonterra Milk for Schools programme is available for all primary schools (Years 1-6) in Aoteroa. 

KidfsCan is a charity that helps New Zealand primary and intermediate schools to aid children with food insecurity.

Life Education 

Life Education Trust is a charity that provides fun and interactive workshops to primary and intermediate children to help them make informed choices about their health.

Food for 

Food for Thought is a free nutrition education programme for Year 5-6 students.

Kids can cook (this is a broken link FYI, so it is incorrect on the PDF)

Kids can Cook has developed specific programmes for New Zealand kids focusing on easy-to-make, nutritious foods that feed the body and mind. 

Dairy NZ

This site provides a wide range of resources for Year 1-9 teachers to create lesson plans.

Garden to 

Garden to Table is a charitable trust that supports primary and intermediate schools to teach tamariki about growing and preparing food.