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Alternatives to Criminalizing Youth for Tobacco Use

Schools on Kaua‘i have continued to look at educational alternatives to criminalizing our youth for using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, while some state lawmakers have wanted to increase penalties on our youth. Studies have…
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Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

Every year the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) encourages youth across the nation to participate in national Kick Butts Day, but with the rise in e-cigarette use, it was time for a rebranding to ensure goals of taking down all tobacco…

Get Fit Kauai’s Award-Winning Worksite Wellness Challenge

#GFK2020WSW And they’re off!  Ten teams are on their way to making their workplaces healthier and happier through some healthy competition! Get Fit Kauaʻi just launched their semi-annual nine month Worksite Wellness (WSW) on Friday,…
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Why Kaua‘i Parks should Be Smoke-Free

Most of Hawaii’s parks and beaches are now smoke-free. In 2008, Hawaiʻi County passed a tobacco-free policy that applies to all county beaches and parks (Hawai‘i County Code 14-21b). As of 2014, Honolulu City and County parks and beaches…
Kauai Family Magazine Ad
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Over 300 student entries for Kauaʻi 808novape ad campaign

With almost a third of Kauaʻi youth vaping, our middle and high schoolers are immersed in this issue even if they themselves do not vape. Tobacco-Free Kauaʻi (TFK) enlisted their expertise in a campaign, culminating in their first ad being…
Ride the Bus Day on Kauai
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Ride the Kaua‘i bus for free on September 20, 2019

According to “Active Living Research”, people who use public transportation for any reason are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who do not use public transportation. The study showed that nationwide, 29 percent of those who…
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High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

In partnership with the County of Kauai, Kauai Cares, the Lihue Boys and Girls Club, Kaniko`o Senior Housing, Lihue Court Townhomes and community members, Get Fit Kauai is leading the group charge in efforts to revitalize Kalena Park which lies…
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Hop, jump, skip…skip the vape

On Friday, July 26, the first-ever floor ad on Kauaʻi was unveiled at Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihuʻe. The ad, strategically placed near Jamba Juice and the new keiki zone, is intended to trigger conversation about the dangers of vaping…
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Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Each year, May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day, but this year in Hawai’i it also marks the last day of public school for the year. This last school year, tobacco education has increased dramatically on Kaua’i – especially with the pressing…
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Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

Food insecurity for our seniors is a growing problem. Between 2001 and 2013, the number of older Americans that experience uncertainty over where their food would come from more than doubled nationwide. One in six seniors now faces the threat…
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Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Across Hawai‘i, communities are implementing farm to school programs to provide nutritious, local food to students and staff while integrating agriculture education relevant to local culture, nutrition, and food safety.  Kaua‘i Farm…
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Get Fit Kauai’s Mayor-a-thon 2019 is Saturday, June 22

Come one, come all to one of the most enjoyed community events on Kaua‘i!  It’s the 11th annual Mayor-a-thon on Saturday, June 22, from 6:30 – 10 a.m. at Kapa`a Beach Park. You can walk, run, bike, or stroll anywhere from 1 – 8 miles…