Who We Are

The Human Nutrition Unit (HNU) specialises in nutrition intervention trials,
investigating the effects of whole foods, food components, bioactives and nutraceutical products on health and disease.

HNU is a University of Auckland research facility, established in 1998 as a collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the Department of Medicine at the University of Auckland.

It is New Zealand's only live-in nutrition trials facility which has the capability to carry out long-term human residential studies.

The University of Auckland

New Zealand's largest university, The University of Auckland is an international centre of learning and academic excellence.

Teaching and research is conducted in nine Schools or Faculties on three campuses, including Medical and Health Sciences,Science, Engineering, Law, Arts, Architecture, and Business. More than 30 interdisciplinary research clusters exist at the University which range from small units to large institutes in emerging fields that allow interdisciplinary collaboration.