Community, Diet, Maori
He Mara Kai (the food garden) is an initiative focusing on good nutrition and physical activity by supporting Kohanga Reo (Māori speaking early childhood centres) to grow vegetables. It was originally created as part of the Labour Government’s Healthy Eating, Healthy Action (HEHA) initiative 2004-2010. Theresa Wharekura,  then Manager Te Kupenga Hauora, paints a picture of the initiative, its origins and its plans for the future.