Nutrition Education for Wellness at the University of Hawaii
Hawaii’s Nutrition Education for Wellness (NEW) provides nutrition education and training through several programs and projects across the Islands.
Hawaii’s Healthy Eating Handouts
With the help of nutritionist Nicole Kerr and a grant from the HMSA Foundation, Dr. Theresa Wee, Dr. Melinda Ashton, and Dr. Janice Smolec developed seven handouts, each specific to children in Hawai‘i at different growth stages, from 12 months to 5 years. “We wanted something with a local flair that Hawai‘i people could relate to,” Wee says. The handouts include nutritional advice on local favorites like fruit punch, SPAM musubi and Portuguese sausage.
Healthy Hawaii Initiative
Start Living Healthy is the Hawaii State Department of Health's (DOH) statewide health promotion campaign. Check out these fun tools to help keiki learn about healthy living.
The mission of Hawai‘i Foods is to improve the health of Hawai‘i’s people by providing food and nutrient information to assist them in making healthier dietary choices. Because the foods eaten in Hawai‘i reflect the cultural range of its people, this website contains nutrient information on foods typically found in Western, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other “local” diets.
Produce an Athlete
Tips on healthful eating for young athletes, parents and coaches.
Grow Your Own
Home and schools gardens are a great way to teach kids about nature, working together, good food choices and more. Learn how to grow your own garden.
`Ono “N Healthy Potluck Ideas
It is possible to bring healthy dishes that are tasty, simple and relatively inexpensive to your next pot luck. Check out these ideas.
Healthy Children, Nutrition and the American Academy of Pediatrics
Find extensive resources to help you and your child or adolescent get the best nutrition.
Parents and caregivers play a key role in not only making healthy choices for children and teaching children to make healthy choices for themselves. But in today’s busy world, this isn’t always easy. So Let’s Move! offers parents and caregivers the tools, support and information they need to make healthier choices while instilling healthy eating habits in children that will last a lifetime.
Center for Disease Control – Rethink Your Drink
What Do You Drink? It Makes More Difference Than You Think!
Calories in drinks are not hidden (they're listed right on the Nutrition Facts label), but many people don't realize just how many calories beverages can contribute to their daily intake.
American Heart Association
Did you know that childhood obesity is the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking? Parents and caregivers are essential decision-makers when it comes to the nutrition, physical activity and health needs of their children. Learn more about how you can make a difference at home.
Food Revolution: Jamie Oliver
This Food Revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way people eat. It's not just a TV show; it's a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future, take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking, and find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen.
Active Living, Physical Activity and Play
Hawaii State Parks
Visit the Hawaii State Parks website to learn more about Hawaii’s beautiful state parks and how you can best explore and enjoy them.
Na Ala Hele
“Na Ala Hele” is the State of Hawaii Trail and Access Program. Learn about trails around each of the Hawaiian Islands and their accessibility for you and your family.
Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation
Learn about our County Parks and Recreation’s facilities and programs through these extensive websites including the many recreation programs for keiki, hours of county parks and instructions on how to obtain camping permits.
- Honolulu City and County Parks and Recreation
- Kauai County Parks and Recreation
- Maui County Parks and Recreation
- Hawaii County Parks and Recreation
Learn about local family friendly hikes and other outdoor adventures you can take with your keiki.
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii: Sports, Fitness and Recreation
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii inspires young people to become responsible citizens. Our role is to create a safe place for kids to grow, provide mentoring by a professionally-trained staff and caring volunteers, nurture character development and life-enhancing skills, and provide hope and opportunity.
4-H assists young people in developing life skills and in forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H strives to help young people "make the best better" through programs that emphasize learning by doing. 4-H touches approximately 35,000 young people annually throughout the State of Hawaii.
YMCA of Honolulu
The YMCA of Honolulu is the largest private school-age childcare provider in Hawaii. Our comprehensive programs for children are developmental in nature, encouraging self-expression and interaction, while developing positive self-esteem, physical skills and strong character.
Safe Routes to School Hui
The Hawaii Safe Routes to School Hui and One Voice for Livable Islands is a network of non-profit organizations, government agencies, schools, and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to School movement and healthy community design in the State of Hawaii.
Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH)
Path is a grassroots organization based in Kailua-Kona. It works in partnership with other organizations across the state and the country to make it safe, fun and easy to walk, hike, ride a bike and live a healthy, active lifestyle in Hawaii.
Mālama Hawai‘i is a hui of over seventy organizations and hundreds of individuals committed to the vision that Hawai‘i, our special island home, be a place where the people, land and sea are cared for, and communities are healthy and safe.
Engaging in physical activity as a family can be a fun way to get everyone moving. Studies show that kids who believe they are competent and have the skills to be physically active are more likely to be active. And those who feel supported by friends and families to become active are more likely to participate.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Worried about your child’s weight? Talk with your family doctor about your concerns then check out some of these resources.
Healthy Children and the American Academy of Pediatrics
Find extensive resources to help you and your child or adolescent get on the right path to a healthy weight; find out more about obesity, what drives over-eating and how you can help your child with healthy eating and active living.
American Heart Association
Did you know that childhood obesity is the No. 1 health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking? Addressing obesity at home from the American Heart Association.
Center for Disease Control: Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Learn more about childhood obesity in American, key strategies to addressing obesity in the community and more.
Kapiolani Medical Center Pediatric Weight Management Clinic
To meet the growing challenge, Kapi‘olani Medical Center has set up the Pediatric Weight Management Program to serve the children at greatest risk.