Huka i roto nga akoranga a kura
The Fructose in School Study was run with Year 9 students attending kura kaupapa throughout Te Tai Tokerau. The aim of the study was to determine whether or not there was an inter-individual difference in fructose absorption among the students. This world leading research provides a better understanding of whether or not some people are more at risk than others to the perils of sugar.
Research aside, another objective of this study was to provide tauira Māori the opportunity to engage in world leading research. This opportunity increased their knowledge around health and sugar and most importantly, exposed them to possible career pathways in science, health and technology. This was achieved through a two-day wananga run by The MOKO Foundation's former Health Research Co-ordinator, Kapowairua Stephens.