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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Apr 30, 2019

Chef Visits for Earth Month

Stephanie Loui

April is Earth Month and to celebrate Hawaiʻi’s local agricultural abundance, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation's ‘ĀINA in Schools program partners with community chefs to bring healthy, “Close to the Source” recipes into the classroom all month long.

From well-known names like Ed...

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Farm to School Field Trips for Educators Highlight
Mar 31, 2019

Stephanie Loui

As part of the ʻĀINA in Schools PDE-3 course, teachers gain access to educational resources...

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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...

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