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To improve tamariki wellbeing

Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport NZ, Ministry of Health,
Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand, and the Ministry of Education to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity.

Part of the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, Healthy Active Learning is supported by a Government investment of $47.6m between 2020-2024.

Healthy Active Learning Value Proposition (PDF)
Two tamariki playing down by a lakes edge

Led by Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa in partnership with Ngā Pākura and supported by the Ministries of Health and Education, Mātaiao runs parallel to the Healthy Active Learning initiative.

Mātaiao is a Kaupapa Māori approach underpinned by the Atua Matua Framework (Māori Health and Wellbeing Framework) and connecting tamariki to te taiao (the environment) for better health and wellbeing outcomes.

Stories of Impact

Healthy Active Learning Workforce

Two cricket fielders cheering as they take a wicket
The origin of Healthy Active Learning

Healthy Active Learning evolved from the pilot project, which was informed by the School Sport Futures Project.





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