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High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

August 10, 2019

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…

Hop, jump, skip…skip the vape

Hop, jump, skip…skip the vape

July 27, 2019

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…

Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

Tobacco-Free Me! education available on Kaua‘i

June 14, 2019

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…

Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

Get Fit Kaua‘i helps kupuna eat healthier

June 13, 2019

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…

Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

Mālama Kaua‘i leads farm to school expansion on Kaua‘i

June 11, 2019

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 to School Hui Led by Mālama Kaua‘i, the…

Breathe Aloha unveiling at Kapaa High School

#808NOVAPE Mural Campaign Wraps Up

March 3, 2019

“Don’t be a follower, be a leader.” “Above the clouds.” “Surfing > Vaping.” These are some of the handwritten messages students have left on a wall at Nanakuli High and Intermediate school… not random graffiti authored by students bored of…

#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

#808NoVape Education Month on Kaua‘i

February 24, 2019

February was an epic month for public health on Kaua‘i. With over 50 presentations on the dangers of vaping and a number of awareness events lined up for the month, we caught the attention of Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami…

Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

Kilauea, Kauai SRTS resolution passes unanimously

February 22, 2019

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, Kaua‘i County Council voted 7-0 in favor of adopting the (community-driven) Kilauea Safe Routes to School Resolution.  The resolution will prohibit school drop-off and pick-up activity on Kamali‘i Street (creating a remote drop off.) The…

Fitness Week on Rice

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice

November 26, 2018

Get Fit Kauai’s Fitness Week on Rice was a week-long fitness experience in Lihue that inspired healthy lifestyles and a sense of community. It was an occasion to highlight Lihue’s gyms and fitness studios and provide opportunities for people to…

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

Get Fit Kauai’s 2018 Worksite Wellness Challenge

November 20, 2018

On November 16, representatives from 15 worksites attended Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge Awards Breakfast celebrating the conclusion of the highly successful nine-month challenge. Participating agencies/companies focus on making system, policy, and/or environmental changes at work. In February of this…

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