Archive: Access to Healthy Foods

Healthy Food Drive (Color Flyer | B&W Flyer)

Hunger or food insecurity affects many families and individuals on Kaua‘i. A Healthy Food Drive is a great way to provide nutritious food to families in need. When your company, agency or business plans your next Food Drive, please consider making it a healthy one. Be sure to post your Healthy Food Drive on Get Fit Kauai’s Facebook page.

Community Food System Assessment (See the findings)

In March 2014, the ATHF Task Force completed a Community Food System Assessment (CFSA) of Kauai County. The goal of the CFSA was to learn more about food accessibility and to identify existing and potential sources of nutritious produce for Kauai’s low-income residents. The CFSA findings have been used to develop strategies that will increase access to healthy food for all residents of Kauai.

Archive: Built Environment

Making Complete Streets A Reality

2014 Performance Measures

Indicators Report

Get Fit Kauai’s (GFK) Built Environment Task Force (BETF) prepared the first Kaua’i County Complete Streets Indicators Report in 2012, followed up with the second report in 2013… and the latest is the 2014 Complete Streets Indicator Report.

Kaua‘i Multimodal Land Transportation Plan (See the plan)

The MLTP is intended to serve as a guide for the development of county roads and streets, public transit, bicycle facilities, pedestrian facilities, agriculture-related transportation, and to promote the integration of land use planning with transportation system development. Additionally, the plan lays forth an ambitious vision for transportation on Kaua’i. The preferred scenario calls for dramatic increases in walking, bike, and transit trips, as well as the flat lining of Island-wide vehicle miles travelled (VMT).

Report on Hawai‘i Complete Streets Policy by University of North Carolina (See Report)

The University of North Carolina Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Center for Training and Research Translation, has completed a report on “Hawaii Complete Streets Policy”, December, 2011. The report recognizes the efforts of Get Fit Kauai and the Built Environment Task Force in implementing the Complete Streets policy for Kauai County, with support from the Healthy Hawaii Initiative, State Department of Health, through the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Archive: Safe Routes to Schools

2017-2018 Walk to School Days (Dates)

2017-2018 Walk to School Days will be on the first Wednesday of the month (except for August and January) for Kalaheo, King Kaumuali`i and Koloa, and the first Thursday of the month (except for August and January) for Kapa`a and St. Catherine’s beginning August, 2015.

Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

2017-2018 dates for Kalaheo, King Kaumuali`i, Koloa (Dates)

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Kalaheo Elementary Schools
Meet at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center 7:15 am

King Kaumuali`i Elementary School
(2 Drop-offs to choose from): 7:00 am Lau Kona Park or 7:15 am Kalepa Village

Koloa School
Meet at Koloa First Hawaiian Bank at 7:00 am


Koloa’s Walk To School day (May, 2011) was featured by a number of outlets, including HAWAII STREAM. Kauai was one of 44 places selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide an opportunity for children to walk or bike to school on a safe route, while also being engaged in physical activity.


On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, the Kauai County Council unanimously passed a Safe Routes to School Resolution, acknowledging the importance of the Safe Routes To School program and supporting efforts for providing safer routes to and from schools for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Archive: Worksite Wellness

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Congratulations to the following 17 Kauai Companies that participated in Get Fit Kauai’s 2016 Worksite Challenge. These teams can be proud of the efforts they are taking to create healthier workplaces and healthier employees. More info to come!

Scoring Levels:
Platinum = 106-120 points
Gold = 91-105 points
Silver =76-90
Bronze = 60-75 points
Copper = 59 or less points

2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge Results
Company Beg. Score End Score Gain Beg. Level End Level
1st Wilcox Health 21 131 110 Copper Platinum
2nd Grove Farm 40 126 86 Copper Platinum
3rd YeeCorp Financial 10 89 79 Copper Silver
4th Kaua`i Juice Co 39 113 74 Copper Platinum
5th Ohana Home Health LLC 31 102 71 Copper Gold
6th Kaua`i Coffee Company 39 100 64 Copper Gold
7th Syngenta 61 123 62 Bronze Platinum
8th IT Kaua’i Inc. 17 76 59 Copper Silver
9th County of Kaua`i 28 81 53 Copper Silver
10th Marriott Resort & Beach Club 73 73 115 42 Bronze Platinum
11th Kuhio Medical Center 58 98 40 Copper Gold
12th Regency at Puakea 9 47 38 Copper Copper
13th Kaui Island Utility Cooperative 53 89 35 Copper Silver
14th Ho’ola Lahui Hawai’i 47 68 21 Copper Bronze
15th Kaua`i Community College 55 64 9 Copper Bronze
16th Costco Kauai 81 89 8 Silver Silver
17th Grand Hyatt Kaua`i 66 74 8 Bronze Bronze

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Kickoff Presentations

  1. Opening Presentation by Melissa Cleveland- Kaiser Permanente
  2. HMSA – Raise Your Score presentation
  3. UHA – Raise Your Score Presentation
  4. Kaiser – Raise Your Score Presentation

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge Resources

  1. Workforce Health Resource Guide – Get the right tools to keep your employees at their best. A resource from Kaiser Permanente
  2. AWESOME ‘Stairwell Point of Decision Prompts’ signage. FREE DOWNLOAD
  3. University Health Alliance

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge (Get the one page checklist)

Congratulations and Good Luck to the following companies, agencies and organizations that are participating in Get Fit Kauai’s 9-month Worksite Wellness Challenge 2016.

  1. Costco Wholesale
  2. County of Kauai
  3. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
  4. Grove Farm
  5. Ho’ola Lahui Hawaii
  6. IT Kauai
  7. Kauai Coffee Company
  8. Kauai Community College
  9. Kauai Island Utility Cooperation
  10. Kauai Juice Company
  11. Kauai Marriott Resort
  12. Kuhio Medical Clinic
  13. Ohana Home Health
  14. Regency at Puakea
  15. Syngenta
  16. The Cliffs at Princeville
  17. Wilcox Health
  18. YeeCorp Financial

GFK 2016 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Step-by-step instructions

Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness (WSW) Challenge is a 9-month worksite wellness competition that runs from February – October 2016. Each company listed above completed a survey (scorecard) at the beginning of the challenge and then take the same survey at the end of the challenge. During the 9-month challenge each team will be assigned a coach who will help set healthy goals that reflect policy, systemic and/or built environment changes in the worksite. Survey Topics include:

  • General Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Nutrition
  • Tobacco Control
  • Stress Reduction

Companies have from February 5th – October 31st, 2016 to work on these changes.

The survey consists of 41 “Yes or No” questions. Each question has a point value and will raise your final score when incorporated. The total number of points will determine which category your workplace will start this challenge. You will take the survey at the beginning and then again at the end of the ‘Challenge’. Your ending survey point total will be compared to your beginning survey point total and the point difference between your beginning and ending score will be your Final Challenge Score.

Scoring Levels:
Platinum = 106-120 points
Gold = 91-105 points
Silver =76-90
Bronze = 60-75 points
Copper = 59 or less points
Mokihana Status = Platinum for 3 years.

Resources for a Healthier Worksite 

Get Fit Kauai – Worksite Wellness Challenge Overview (PowerPoint)

Fitness & Wellness Facilities and Trainers on Kauai – Listing courtesy of movin’ on 2 wellness LLC.

Workforce Health Resource Guide – Get the right tools to keep your employees at their best. A resource from Kaiser Permanente.

WSW Commitment Breakfast Video.

5-minute office stretching guide by Rose.

GET FIT KAUAI Worksite Wellness Challenge 2014 Presentation “The Importance of Worksite Wellness”.

2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge Accomplishments Small steps that each company accomplished.