Entries by

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Hui Receives Federal Grant Award!

HIPHI and the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui have been awarded one of five Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture! This is the Hui’s first federal grant submitted and awarded, together. Congratulations team! The purpose of the Food and Agriculture Service […]

,

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Results of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui 10-Year Retrospective Evaluation

After a decade of work cultivating Hawaiʻi’s farm to school movement, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui’s impact on community food systems and ʻāina-based education is substantial. In recognition, the Hui has undertaken a 10-year retrospective independent evaluation by Groundswell Services, Inc. to assess the health, impact, and reach of this statewide network.  Based on […]

,

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Aloha ‘Āina Academy Enhances Food Systems Education

Aloha ‘Āina Academy is an innovative teacher training project developed through a partnership between Mid-Pacific Institute, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. The goal of this project is to bring knowledge of food systems sustainability to classrooms throughout the state of Hawai‘i. The Aloha ‘Āina Academy […]

,

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Hawai‘i Department of Health Funds County-Level Food Access Coordinators

In 2017, the Hawaiʻi’s Food System: Food for All report was completed after an analysis of state-wide economic data, a review of literature, and dozens of interviews with food system practitioners and stakeholders from the main islands in Hawaiʻi. The report’s findings suggest that while strengthening our community food system will require that we grow […]

,

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Introducing the UH CTAHR Regional Farm to School Coordinators

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Farm to School Program seeks to promote health by addressing nutrition and food access at a community food system level, by addressing community-level needs for implementing farm to school activities which include education, school gardens and school farms, and local […]

,

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: School Gardens to Kūpuna

How a school garden in one of Hawaiʻi’s most remote, isolated communities is supporting kūpuna (elders) with fresh fruits and vegetables Anyone familiar with Maui’s beautiful, long, and winding road to Hāna can appreciate many of the challenges this remote community faces, especially in this time of uncertainty and the COVID-19 experience. With access to […]

, ,

Community Coalition Prepares to Introduce Ordinance

If you could stop a teen from being injured in a car crash, beat up or sexually assaulted, would you?  It’s an easy answer: we all would. We care deeply about our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors. Protecting our family, friends, and community is the most important thing many of us can […]

,

COVID-19 Relief Efforts through Expanded Meal Service Plus (EMSP)

While only 9 percent of Hawaii’s population fall below the federal poverty level, there is an additional 33 percent that represent our friends, families, and neighbors living just above the poverty line and still unable to make ends meet. These people are doing everything they can to get by, often working multiple jobs, and are […]

,

Kūpuna Food Security Coalition: Mobilizing With Aloha

The COVID-19 pandemic is a health and humanitarian crisis worldwide and has had detrimental impacts locally in Hawai‘i, causing thousands of residents to become food insecure. Many residents of Hawai‘i were already suffering from hunger and malnutrition prior to the pandemic, especially among our most vulnerable populations. For our seniors or kūpuna, their food insecurity […]

, ,

Tobacco Updates for Summer 2020: New Data, Same Challenges

Youth e-cigarette rates are increasing, the link between smoking/e-cigarette use and COVID-19 is becoming clearer, and another state passes legislation prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products. These are some of the prominent stories concerning youth and tobacco prevention as 2020 grinds past summer into autumn. 2019 YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY For years, tobacco prevention […]

, ,

Hawai‘i Youth Food Council Launches for 2020-2021 Term

August 15, 2020 marked the official launch of this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Food Council (HYFC). Six newly selected high school youth have joined four returning members from last year’s inaugural council (launched February 2020) to form the ten-member team, which represents all four counties across Hawai‘i and is supported by a committee of adult allies […]