ʻĀINA In Schools

About ʻĀINA In Schools

ʻĀINA In Schools is a farm to school initiative that connects children
to their local land, waters, and food to grow a healthier Hawaiʻi.

ʻĀINA In Schools began in 2006, and focuses on:

• Addressing childhood health issues by fostering healthy eating habits;

• Encouraging environmental stewardship by connecting children to the land & water that sustains them;

• Contributing to a healthy local food system by supporting Hawaiʻi's farmers and their produce.
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    ‘ĀINA in Schools is comprised of
    Six Integrated Components

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Aug 31, 2016

Plastic-Free School Lunch Guide: Alternatives to Ziplocs,...

Doorae Shin, Waste Reduction Coordinator, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

As we work towards reducing single-use plastics from our daily lives, we can look to the plethora of alternatives to Ziploc and other plastic bags for packing lunches and snacks. See some of our options below, and take note that these convenient reusable bags can be used to...

Does Eating Healthy Mean Spending More Money?
Aug 31, 2016

Stephanie Loui, FoodCorps Hawaiʻi Service Member

Eating healthy is something we can more or less all get behind. It improves our physical,...

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Mililani Uka Elementary School

Mililani, Oʻahu

Mililani Uka started the ʻĀINA In Schools program in 2012, with an enthusiastic group of school staff and parents taking the lead to implement a strong program. The school has also hosted a Recycling Drive and created...