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About Kai no te Oraanga Meitaki

Ko Au e Toku Aorangi: Kai No te Oraanga Meitaki (Me, Myself, My Environment: Nutrition) is a learning and teaching resource that has been designed and evaluated by the Pacific Science for Health Literacy Project Cook Islands-New Zealand team. Phase 1 of the project (the development and initial testing of the resources) occurred from 2014 - 2016 and involved the Ministry of Education, Nukutere College, Tereora College, Titikaveka College, Ministry of Health, and the Liggins Institute. These resources have now been finalised and published.

The learning resources are intended to facilitate students to engage in a journey of exploration of the issues associated with nutrition and health in the Cook Islands. As well as facilitating exploration of the issue, the learning journey is intended to support the development of capabilities (knowledge, attitudes, understanding, skills and values) that support students to be make evidence-based decisions about nutrition for themselves and their families. Ideally this will occur using an integrated or cross-disciplinary learning approach and involved at least science, health and PE, social sciences. 

The project team acknowledge and thank the students, their families, and their teachers who took part in Phase 1 of the project. The valuable feedback provided has been incorporated into the final learning resources. We look forward to the ongoing development of these resources and the extension of the project to Pa Enua schools and students of different age groups. 

The project was supported by a grant from the New Zealand Aid Partnership Programme.