Schools Celebrate Farm to School with ʻĀINA Family Nights
ʻĀINA Family Nights are a great opportunity for a school to highlight their farm to school and health and wellness initiatives. Activities may include school garden tours, healthy and locally sourced snack samples, chef cooking demos, kuʻi ʻai demonstrations, and activity and outreach tables of partner community organizations. ʻĀINA Family Nights in April included Keolu, Lāʻie, Mililani Uka, and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools. These schools shared a variety of ways to engage families and the community in the ʻĀINA program at their school with opportunities to learn about where their food comes from and who is growing and cooking it. Highlights included community food trucks, chef demonstrations, school garden tours, and ʻĀINA Garden and Nutrition Lesson highlights. Kaʻōhao (formerly Lanikai) Public Charter and Kahuku Elementary hosted ʻĀINA tables at their family health and wellness events this year, featuring fresh fruits and veggie tastings and Fresh Choice Hawaiian Harvest Produce Profile Sheets and healthy cooking demonstrations. Download the ʻĀINA Family Night Resource Guide for tips on hosting a family night at your school.