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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…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: Procurement / School Food

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: School Gardens & Farms

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Farm to School Newsletter 1: Education

Pandemic Jumpstarts Hawaiʻi Farm to School and Food Access Programs When schools closed across the nation in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui leaders sprang into action in service to communities across…
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Food Systems Education for All! An Update on 2020 Legislative Efforts

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. The content in this article reflects…
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Celebrating National Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i

Over 120 participants enjoyed five HIPHI Perspectives Trips on O‘ahu and Maui during October 2019, in celebration of National Farm to School Month. The trips were organized by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui (a program of HIPHI) and partners…
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October is Farm to School Month

Hawai‘i Celebrates National Farm to School Month With Events Across the State  October's Farm to School Month to be celebrated in Hawai‘i with hands-on events  HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I -- Throughout the month of October, hundreds of events…
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Maui Nui Food Alliance has a plan for Maui’s food system

In May, the Maui County Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition and Blue Zones Project Central Maui hosted Inaugural Action Planning meetings for the Maui Nui Food Alliance. The two days were facilitated by Dr. Maggie Adamek, who has…
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Can school gardens save us?

In a recent opinion piece published by The New York Times, authors Dariush Mozaffarian and Dan Glickman assert that poor diet is the leading cause of mortality in the United States and that diet-related disease is a leading driver of skyrocketing…
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National Public Health Week: Windward Zero Waste School Hui field trip

Tucked away past the Ko‘olau Mountains is a revolutionary program striving for a zero-waste Hawai‘i. The Windward Zero Waste School Hui is a partnership of Windward schools working cooperatively in the pursuit of waste reduction, soil restoration,…
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Agriculture Education: Transforming systems for total well-being

Agriculture education is key to the development of future farmers and to a society that values, supports, and understands the vital role of local agriculture in increased food security and self-sufficiency in Hawai‘i. While many challenges…