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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May 31, 2018

ʻĀINA Garden Club Art

Stephanie Loui

This year, fifteen ‘ĀINA Schools are participating in weekly ʻĀINA Garden Club activities with dedicated Garden Club Advisors from their school communities. Students plant gardens, create art, write, and eat healthy snacks with peers and mentors. Garden Clubs fuel students’...

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Hawaiʻi Foam Ban Update
Mar 31, 2018

Doorae Shin, Plastic Free Hawaiʻi, Program Manager

On Friday, March 16, there was another hearing for SB2498, which would ban foam foodware from...

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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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