Statewide Conference Regarding Sequestration

Written by Kahoomiki on February 28th, 2013

Aloha: When Congress returns to session next Monday, February 25, they will once again face the federal budget crisis and the sequestration issue. There is no way of knowing whether this impending deadline will once again be postponed or if the sequestration reductions will actually occur. However, we thought it prudent to establish a communication platform that will allow us all to interact if we are indeed faced with the sequestration funding reductions.

The Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) and Aloha United Way (AUW) invite you to join us in a statewide conversation about the potential impacts of sequestration. You can join us at the AUW offices or join via teleconference.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
In person: AUW offices, 200 N. Vineyard Blvd.
5th Floor, Hilo Conference Room (The room can be cool so bring a sweater/jacket)
or
By phone conference: 866-740-1260; Access code: 5290454#

Topics to be addressed:
· Purpose of meeting
· What we know about sequestration
· Understanding the impacts if sequestration happens
· Insights of the attendees
· Plan next steps and ongoing communication mechanisms

We ask that you give this email the widest possible distribution. If you are also a HANO member you may receive a similar announcement from them.



Read More

5210 Official Music Video

Written by Kahoomiki on August 20th, 2012

5210 Official Music Video from Super 8 Cowboys on Vimeo.

Produced by Kapiolani Community College in conjunction with Super8Cowboys



Read More

Fun 5′s Leader Selected for Fellowship

Written by Kahoomiki on July 13th, 2012

Our Fun 5 program manager, Paula Adams, will spend ten months studying afterschool and expanded learning policy and developing state-level policy plans as part of the Riley Institute’s 2012-2013 fellowship program.

Selected as a member of the Riley Institute’s 2012-2013 class, Paula will continue to improve the lives of Hawaii’s children by participating in this tremendous program.

Congratulations Paula!



Read More

Kaho’omiki wins Hogan Entrepreneurs Program Award

Written by Kahoomiki on June 1st, 2010

 

We are extremely pleased and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Hogan/American Savings Bank Entrepreneurial program. To be given the first prize among 56 different entries was truly amazing.

This exercise provided us with the discipline to do a legitimate business plan, not just one that is in our heads and in notes here and there. And it has provided us with the opportunity to share ideas and make contacts which are going to be valuable as we move forward with Fun 5 and Operation Smoothie.

When I introduced our subject to the review committee, I was concerned that we all would not understand the need for something like Operation Smoothie. I mentioned that a Harvard University study reported recently that the social, economic and health gains we have realized as a nation from the anti-smoking campaign of the last two decades is being totally offset by the growing obesity epidemic. I said that if present trends continue, today’s children will be the first generation in our nation’s history who will not live longer than their parents.

Why? A recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report, out in mid April, explains it simply – “the relationship between obesity and chronic disease is more profound than the connection between smoking and illness.” It means that in terms of the affect on our health, obesity is actually worse than smoking.

Lots of other information is now coming out about the social and economic costs of obesity, thanks in part to our very eloquent and caring first lady, Michelle Obama. In the Robert Wood Johnson report, it notes that Peter Orszag, from the Office of Management and Budget, tallied up for Mrs. Obama the financial costs of obesity-related health care in the US – he put the number at about $150 billion a year. That’s just the health care costs; it says nothing about lost productivity, human suffering, lost educational initiative, or other social costs.

Who pays this $150 billion a year – the government? Corporations? Health Insurance companies? No, we do, all of us – through our taxes, the products we buy from business, the health insurance premiums we pay, the co-payments we make for health care, etc. Government does not pay one cent of it. Corporations do not pay one cent of it. Health Insurance companies do not pay one cent of it. Because in the end, they all get their money from us, the consumers.

So our task, from a health point of view, a social point of view, and an economic point of view, is to teach everyone that they have to be more responsible for their own health. And we have to start with our keiki. Operation Smoothie is an effort to do just that – not from a negative point of view but from a positive point of view. Healthy eating is not only good for you, it taste’s good, it’s easy and it’s habit forming. Operation Smoothie is all about blending healthy habits – it’s all that it’s snacked up to be.

A special thank you to the Hogan Foundation, and to American Savings Bank and Chaminade University , for organizing and funding the entrepreneurial program aimed at non-profit organizations. We are honored to be a part of it. And a very special thanks to HMSA, the creator and primary sponsor of Fun 5.

Mark Zeug
President
Aloha State Games/Senior Olympics
Phone: (800) 581-7491, Ext. 10
Email: zeug@hawaii.rr.com

View article in Honolulu Advertiser here.

Or for more information on the program itself: Hogan/American Savings Bank Entrepenurial Program



Read More

Whittle While You Watch

Written by Kahoomiki on November 9th, 2009

By Jonathan Valdez, University of Hawaii Food Science Human Nutrition Senior Student

It’s common to hear that we should ditch the television to play outside, or get off our butts and go to the gym. However, sometimes your favorite show is on, and you just feel as if it’s impossible to leave. According to A.C. Nielsen co. the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day, totaling 28 hours per week. That will later sum up to 2 months out of the year. Someone who is 65 years old has likely spent 9 of those years in front of a television. This is very alarming in America, especially since eating excess calories often occurs while watching television. But, if you are able to exercise while watching the television, you may be able to enjoy your show, decrease that calorie intake, and increase the calories you burn.

According to the National Nutrition Agenda, it is very important for children and adolescents to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. In adulthood, 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, above usual activity at work or home are recommended on most days of the week in order to reduce chronic disease. The following are some options one can possibly incorporate in one’s television-watching habits.

One option could be purchasing an elliptical or a treadmill and put it right in front of your television. As you’re watching your favorite show, you can be running – and that could be from a 30-60 minute workout. The difficulty with this solution is the fact that treadmills are expensive. The prices can range from anywhere from $600 – $2000 depending on what brand you buy. Not to mention the fees that it will cost you to fix a broken treadmill. You can also try using craigslist, but be cautious of scams. Always compare the prices to the real object on the market, and if you’re stumped have a technician take a look at the treadmill to make sure it’s in good condition. The pricing may vary according to which distributor you go to.

Another possible and cheaper option you could do is stretching and using weights or your own body weight for exercise. There are chest, upper back, calf, back of thighs, front of thighs, outer thighs, torso, lower back, etc. exercises that anyone could do while they are watching television even if you’re overweight or obese. Please take care to know your limitations of each exercise. The amount, length, and how far one can stretch are all individualized. If you’re uncertain of what exercises are safe for you, see your physician. Here are some videos you can check out on Youtube. You can even work out with your kids when they are watching television.

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EU40VOsoMg
If these vidoes are not sufficient, try different words in the search bank to get some options. The possibilities are endless.

Outside activity is great way to get the proper amount of physical activity to aid in diverting chronic diseases. However, since watching television is a common lifestyle activity enjoyed by Americans, you can choose from these options if you’re watching television alone or with your family and help to redirect intake of extra calories.

Images from:



Read More

Claudio Nigg Lecture 2009

Written by Kahoomiki on September 24th, 2009

Claudio Nigg Picture

 

Who:

 

Claudio R. Nigg, Ph.D., Department of Public Health Sciences
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
http://www.hawaii.edu/publichealth/faculty/profile/nigg.html

What:

Pediatric Obesity Seminar Series

Where:

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
Bingham Building Conference Room -1319, Punahou St., Honolulu

When:

Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:30pm-1:30pm

How:

RSVP for this event at info@hicore.org



Read More

A Planted environment may cause stress relief

Written by Kahoomiki on August 30th, 2009

By Jonathan Valdez

When people think of health, in most instances, food, diet, and exercise and how it will make us lose or gain weight are immediate brain responses. However, health is more than a physical state of mind. Mentality, more specifically levels of stress, plays an important role in good health. Stress may cause an array of different effects for different people with some of the following symptoms: over-eating, not eating, headaches, irritability, lack of sleep, high blood pressure, and more.

One aspect that has some research for promoting a healthy mind is human interaction with nature. The Ottawa Charter under the World Health Organization and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare promotes eco-system balance in humans for good health.

The view or access to nature via vegetation, animals, rocks, water, and other sources may have positive affects for health by decreasing stress. In a few studies, greater job satisfaction was viewed when nature was seen in the workplace (Kaplan, Rachel, 1993; Ulrich, 1991).

Hawaii is a perfect place to view sceneries. Trails.com gives you a choice of what island you are on and what type of activity you want to do outdoors: mountain biking, road biking, walking, hiking, surfing, and scenic drives. Other options of natural views are kayaking, sailing, kite surfing, site seeing, etc. Some of these activities will allow you to have contact with nature.

In your household and work place, plants or opening up your curtains to view the outdoors are great ways to be contact with nature. Doityourself and fitsugar have some ideas how you can develop your house into a stress-relieving powerhouse.

Relieving stress is just one aspect of good health. A low stress level isn’t a cure to disease and not the only option that leads to good health. Proper eating habits and exercise are vital components of good health and preventative actions from disease. By using plants, you may be one step closer to brighter outlook on your job and household. This in turn may allow you to be a step closer to eating healthier and undergoing physical activity.

References:
Kaplan, Rachel (1993/10).”The role of nature in the context of the workplace.” Landscape and Urban Planning 26(1-4): 193-201
ULRICH, Roger S. (1991), “Stress Recovery During Exposure to Natural and Urban Environments” Journal of Environmental Psychology 11,201-230

Image:
Botanical Environments



Read More

Attention A+ Sites

Written by Kahoomiki on August 28th, 2009

The 2009 Fall Fun 5 Trainings will begin 09/12/09.

Please check the following list for your School’s information.

Would you like to REGISTER for the 2009 Fall Fun 5 Trainings?

Email your name and School to Paula Adams, the Fun 5 Program Manager, at padams@kahoomiki.org.

If you would like to learn more about Kaho‘omiki and Fun 5, please visit our website at http://kahoomiki.org/

School

Date

Time

Location

Address

Ahuimanu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Aiea Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Aikahi Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Aina Haina Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Ala Wai Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Aliamanu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Aliiolani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

August Ahrens Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Barbers Point Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Connections New Century (PCS)

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

DeSilva Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Eleele Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

4400 Maka Rd, Kalaheo

Enchanted Lake Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Ewa Beach Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Ewa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Fern Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Ha’aheo Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Hale Kula Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Haleiwa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Hana High Elem.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Hanalei Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kapaa Elem. Sch.

4886 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa

Hauula Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Heeia Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Helemano Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Hickam Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Hilo Union Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Hokulani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Holomua Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Holualoa Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Honaunau Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Honoka’a Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo ntermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Honowai Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Hookena Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Iliahi Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Innovations Charter Sch.(PCS)

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Iroquois Point Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Kaaawa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Kaala Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kaelepulu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Kaewai Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Kahakai Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Kahala Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kahaluu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Kahuku Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Kahului Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Kailua Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Kaimiloa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Kainalu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

4400 Maka Rd, Kalaheo

Kalanianaole Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kaleiopuu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Kalihi Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kalihiwaena Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kamaile Elem. Sch. (PCS)

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Kamalii Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Kamehameha HS After Sch. Program

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Kanoelani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kapaa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kapaa Elem. Sch.

4886 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa

Kapi’olani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kapolei Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Kapunahala Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Ka’u High Pahala Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kauluwela lem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kaumana Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kaunakakai Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Keaau Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Keaukaha Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Kekaha Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

4400 Maka Rd, Kalaheo

Keolu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili lem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Keonepoko Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Keone’ula Elem. Sch.

Sat.,
09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Kilauea Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kapaa Elem. Sch.

4886
Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa

Kilohana Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

King Kamehameha III Elem.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

King Kaumualii Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kapaa Elem. Sch.

4886 Kawaihau Rd, Kapaa

Kipapa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kohala Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Koko Head Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Koloa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

4400 Maka Rd, Kalaheo

Konawaena Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Kuhio Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Kula Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Laie Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Lanakila Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Lanikai Elem. Sch. (PCS)

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Laupahoehoe High Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Lehua Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Leihoku Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Liholiho Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Liliuokalani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Lincoln Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Maemae Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Maili Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Makaha Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Makakilo Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Makalapa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Makawao Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Manana Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Mauka Lani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Mililani Ike Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Mililani Kids Clubhouse

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 hi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Mililani Mauka Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Mililani Uka Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Mililani Waena Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Moanalua Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Mokapu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Mokulele Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Momilani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Mountain View Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Na’alehu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Nanaikapono Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Nanakuli Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Nawahiokalani’opu’u El Sch. (PCS)

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Nimitz Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Nuuanu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Pa’auilo Elem. Sch. Intermediate

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Pahoa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Paia Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Palisades Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Parker Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Pauoa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Pearl City Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Pearl City Highlands El Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Pearl Harbor Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Pearl Harbor Kai El Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Pearl Ridge Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Pohakea Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Pope Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Princess Nahienaena Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Pukalani Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Puohala Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Puuhale Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265
Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Royal Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Salt Lake Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Scott Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Shafter Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Solomon Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

St. Ann’s Model Sch.s

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

St. Elizabeth Sch. After Sch. Program

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

St. Francis After Sch. Program

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

St. Theresa Sch. After Sch. Program

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Sunset Beach Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Volcano Sch. Art/Science PCS

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Voyager Elem. Sch. (PCS)/Laniakea

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Wahiawa Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Waiahole Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kaneohe Elem. Sch.

45-495 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe

Waiakea Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Waiakeawaena El Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Hilo Intermediate Sch.

587 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo

Waialua Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Waianae Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

PEACHES (Pearl City Highlands El)

1419 Waimano Home Road, Pearl City

Waiau Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

TBA

Waihee Elem.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Waikele Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Waikoloa Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Wailuku Elem. Sch.

355 S. High Street, Wailuku

Wailup Valley El Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Location TBA

Waimalu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Waimanalo Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/24/09

8 am- 12 pm

Maunawili Elem. Sch.

1465 Ulupii Street, Kailua

Waimea Elem. Sch.

Thu., 09/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kealakehe Elem. Sch.

74-5118 Kealakaa Street, Kailua Kona

Waipahu Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/19/09

8 am- 12 pm

Ewa Beach Sch.

91-740 Papipi Rd, Ewa Beach

Webling Gus Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/26/09

8 am- 12 pm

Red Hill Elem. Sch.

1265 Ala Kula Place, Honolulu

Wheeler Elem. Sch.

Sat., 10/17/09

8 am- 12 pm

Helemano Elem. Sch.

1001 Ihi Ihi Avenue, Wahiawa

Wilcox Elem. Sch.

Sat., 09/12/09

8 am- 12 pm

Kalaheo Elem. Sch.

4400 Maka Rd, Kalaheo

 



Read More

Get Up, Get Out and Go!

Written by Kahoomiki on August 10th, 2009

by Rhoda Castillo

Diet is very important to a healthy body, but what’s also equally important is physical activity and exercise. Here in Hawaii we are blessed with such beautiful land and weather, so why not make use of our resources, get up, get out and go!

One way to get your body moving is to hang out at the beach. Our islands are surrounded with magnificent beaches and parks. You can take your kids, pets, or just yourself and take a run or jog around the park. Then afterwards you can cool down by treating yourself to a refreshing swim at the beach.

Hiking is another great way to get fit. I personally love going on hikes, especially with my dog and another friend. Our islands are packed with amazing hikes ranging from short and easy ones to long and rough ones. Hiking gets your muscles working and most hikes have spectacular views waiting for you at the end.

There are so many outdoor activities to do here in Hawaii that can help your endorphins going. But, if your days are too busy there are also simple things you can do that don’t take very much time at all. Going up and down the stairs instead of using the elevator or escalator really does make a difference. Parking further away from your destination also helps you get more steps out of your daily walking. Although these may seem too simple to make an impact on your health and wellbeing, doing them on a regular basis will definitely bump you up on your level of physical activity.



Read More

Taking Action to Support Community Prevention and Equity in Health Reform

Written by Kahoomiki on August 10th, 2009

By PREVENTION INSTITUTE
221 Oak Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: 510.444.7738
www.PreventionInstitute.org
 
Join them for one of the following web forums! REGISTER NOW!

Important policies to shape our health system and the nation’s health are being debated in Congress right now. Due to high demand we are adding one more date, August 24th, 2009!
 
YOU can have an impact by reaching out to your members of Congress now and during the August summer recess when members are in their district offices. You can:

  • Write letters to your legislators to highlight the need for community prevention
  • Schedule visits with your legislators during August recess
  • Respond to media coverage with letters to the editor and op-eds

 
They invite you to participate in a series of free web forums organized by Prevention Institute and Public Health Institute on Dialogue4Health.org.
 

Preliminary Agenda

  • Update on health reform legislation
  • Status of community prevention and equity elements
  • How to make the case for community prevention and equity
  • Actions to reach all members of Congress
  • Taking advantage of media opportunities
  • How organizations and individuals can educate without lobbying
  • Primer on conducting a legislative visit
Web Forum Schedule
 
For your convenience, there are two opportunities to participate
 
Tuesday, August 4,
10:00 – 11:30 PST / 1:00-2:30 EST
 
Friday, August 24,
12:00-1:30 PST /
3:00-4:30 EST

 
REGISTER NOW: http://www.dialogue4health.org/hcr/index.html
 
The Prevention Institute invites you to be involved in this effort. Every member of Congress should hear what you have to say about why community prevention and health equity are critical to the success of health reform.
 
Important to know: Everyone has the right to educate their representatives in Congress about the importance of prevention in heath reform. Attending this web forum is not a lobbying activity.
 
The organizations listed below have come together to sponsor this important effort:

  • American Public Health Association
  • California Center for Public Health Advocacy
  • CommonHealth ACTION
  • Community Health Councils
  • The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Partnership for Prevention
  • PolicyLink
  • Trust for America’s Health

 



Read More