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Kauai Returning to the Classroom and Preparing for the 2021-22 School Year

Last year saw dramatic changes to the lives and livelihood of everyone, especially Hawaii’s youth and families. Education went online, sports were cancelled, and for extended periods of time families could not see one another unless they…
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The Līhuʻe Loop: Motivating the community to stay active, healthy, and involved in the heart of Kauaʻi

As if you needed more reasons to get outside this summer: grab your mobile device and check out the Lihue Loop! Created by Get Fit Kauaʻi, the loop is a 1.3-mile self-guided walking tour that begins and ends at Kalena Park.  The tour takes…
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Going to a Park or Playground on Kauai Should be “A Breath of Fresh Air”

For a year now, restrictions that safeguard us from COVID-19 have kept us indoors and away from social activities. We are starting to see people looking towards the summer with hopes of a family day at the park or having keiki play freely on…
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National Rural Health Week 2020 is Celebrated, Kauai-Style

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health created National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of  November annually, as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations to address the unique…
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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…
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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…