A new concept called 'food havens' aimed at reducing high childhood obesity rates in lower socioeconomic neighbourhoods has been developed by researchers at AUT's Child and Youth Health research centre.
The haven is intended to be a place which has a high availability of healthy food that's culturally accessible, convenient, desirable and most importantly affordable.
Research co-author, Dr Radilaite Cammock, is a lecturer in Public Health at the AUT School of Public Health and Interdisciplinary Studies. She's also a research associate at the Child and Youth Health Research Centre and Pacific Health Research Centre, based at AUT South Campus in Manukau. She explains their concept to Jesse.