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Farm to Schoolhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/f2sFarm to SchoolThe goal of the Farm to School Initiative is to address the supply and demand issues surrounding the purchasing of local food for our State school cafeterias. The Initiative also aims to systematically increase state purchasing of local food for our school menus as well as connect our keiki with the aina through their food, using products from the local agricultural community.
Sexual Health Educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexedSexual Health EducationInstruction is based upon the foundation that abstention from sexual intercourse is the surest and most responsible way to prevent unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, and consequent emotional distress.
Student Health Resourceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResourcesStudent Health ResourcesThe Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs (HCNP) office works with schools and childcare centers statewide to ensure that Hawaii’s children receive nutritious and satisfying meals through federally funded nutrition programs. HCNP provides education and resources, training and technical assistance, and oversight and guidance to our program partners to help them meet federal standards in nutrition and wellness.
Nutritional Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/NutritionStandardsNutritional GuidelinesChildren who eat school lunches are more likely to consume milk, meats, grains and vegetables than students who bring lunch from home. They also tend to have higher nutrient intakes — both at lunch and over the course of an entire day. We make it a priority to ensure students get nutritious meals that fuel learning and physical activities. The Department serves more than 100,000 meals daily during the school year.
Free and Reduced Price Lunch Programhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/StudentHealthResources/Pages/FreeReducedLunch.aspxFree and Reduced Price Lunch ProgramThe National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program is administered locally by the Department's School Food Services Branch.
Guidance for healthy keikihttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/Pages/healthy-keiki.aspxGuidance for healthy keikiHIDOE and the Hawaii Department of Health teamed up to provide information for parents on three important health issues: heat illness, head lice, and proper hygiene. These are important-to-know subjects at the beginning of the school year (during hotter months) and throughout the school year.
Physical Activity Standards explainedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/Pages/Physical-Activity-Standards-explained.aspxPhysical Activity Standards explainedLearn more about the Department's Physical Activity Standards here, including the content of physical education by school level. We foster physical activity for all students, whatever their abilities.
Student meals feature another local food sourcehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2018-01-Aina-Pono-local-banana.aspxStudent meals feature another local food sourceThe Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) continues its efforts to include local agriculture in student meals through its ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program. This month, fresh bananas will be served in a Banana Pie or a Banana Crumble at all public school cafeterias.
Physical Education & Activity Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/PAS.aspxPhysical Education & Activity GuidelinesLearn more about the Department's Physical Activity Standards here, including the content of physical education by school level. We foster physical activity for all students, whatever their abilities.
Health & Nutrition Education Guidelineshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/NHS.aspxHealth & Nutrition Education GuidelinesMore detail on the Department's Hawaii Content & Performance Standards for Health can be found here.
Athletic Health Care Trainershttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/BeyondTheClassroom/ExtracurricularActivities/Athletics/Pages/AHCT.aspxAthletic Health Care TrainersThe Department's Athletic Health Care Trainers (AHCT) program provides injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, injury or illness referral, follow-up evaluation, reconditioning, education and counseling of high school students and student athletes. The program is charged with administering the Department's Concussion Management Program (CMP).
Hawaii Public Schools serve local beef in Decemberhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-12-Aina-Pono-local-beef.aspxHawaii Public Schools serve local beef in DecemberThis month, Hawaii public schools are serving locally raised, grass-fed beef in its hamburger patties. Elementary and middle school students will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.
Review of sex education policy, curricula includes public feedbackhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexed/Pages/Public-feedback.aspxReview of sex education policy, curricula includes public feedbackRonn Nozoe, Deputy Superintendent and chair of the working group that is reviewing Pono Choices, penned this piece which originally ran in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
DOE convenes working group to review Pono Choiceshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-convenes-working-group-to-review-Pono-Choices.aspxDOE convenes working group to review Pono ChoicesThe group of diverse stakeholders will review Pono Choices and accept public feedback prior to issuing a report.
Nutrition Standards explainedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/NutritionStandards/Pages/ns.aspxNutrition Standards explainedThe Department's Nutrition Standards are in compliance with federal regulations and benchmarks. Provides an explanation of the kind of foods and beverages that are available to children at our public schools.
Department of Education advises on heat safetyhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Heat-Safety.aspxDepartment of Education advises on heat safetyWith the new school year beginning Aug. 1, HIDOE reminds schools and parents about health guidance on preventing heat illness.
Public schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2016SSO.aspxPublic schools offering summer meals to all children 18 and youngerSeamless Summer Option (SSO) is a federal program that supports children with food service when the school system is out for the regular school year. Most schools are serving breakfast and lunch. Call your nearest school for service times.
Sex Education program Pono Choices to be reviewedhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Sex-Education-program-Pono-Choices-to-be-reviewed.aspxSex Education program Pono Choices to be reviewedFollowing the 2013 fall semester, Pono Choices curriculum implementation will be placed on hold while the Department completes another review process.
Department to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/CEP-Expansion.aspxDepartment to expand free meal program to 30 schools total on six islandsHIDOE will expand the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) free meal program from seven public schools to 30 across the state.
Hawaii public schools receive financial incentives for supporting whole child and well-rounded educationhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/SAWS-2016-17.aspxHawaii public schools receive financial incentives for supporting whole child and well-rounded educationThe Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) is working with the department to meet the needs of the whole child and provide a well-rounded education for all public school students. DOH is providing a competitive award up to $5,000 per school to 27 schools statewide.
Kalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/2017-Kalani-High-locally-grown-beef-lunch.aspxKalani High students enjoy loco moco made from locally grown beefToday at Kalani High School, students, teachers and faculty enjoyed eating the locally grown beef in their teri loco moco lunch. There was a special connection to this school since the Kalani High staff created the Paniolo Beef Patty recipe.
Preventing heat-related illnesshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/WellnessGuidelines/Pages/preventing-heat-related-illness.aspxPreventing heat-related illnessDuring the hottest months of the school year, it's important that all parents and guardians heed these recommendations to help prepare children for warm temperatures.
Department of Education releases sexual education reporthttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/sex-ed-report.aspxDepartment of Education releases sexual education reportThe Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) today released a report that announces actions it is taking based on a panel review of Pono Choices, a middle-school sexual health education curriculum.
Schools reaching wellness goalshttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Schools-reaching-wellness-goals.aspxSchools reaching wellness goalsWellness Guidelines look at nutritional guidelines, health and nutrition education, physical education and activity.
Implementing Sexual Health Education at the DOEhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/HealthAndNutrition/sexed/Pages/sex-ed-implementation.aspxImplementing Sexual Health Education at the DOEHighlights of findings following the 2013-14 review of sexual health education, including recommendations and actions to improve internal processes.
DOE approves revised Pono Choices sexual health curriculumhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/DOE-approves-revised-Pono-Choices-sexual-health-curriculum.aspxDOE approves revised Pono Choices sexual health curriculumThe updated Pono Choices curriculum is one of seven sexual health education programs available to DOE middle schools. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, all parents must sign an opt-in form permitting their children to participate in sexual health education.
Pono Choices to resume following DOE reviewhttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Pono-Choices-to-resume-following-DOE-review.aspxPono Choices to resume following DOE reviewA review of Pono Choices confirmed the curriculum is medically accurate, appropriate and aligned with health education, state law and DOE policy.
Alternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps casehttp://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/Alternate-lunches-mumps.aspxAlternate lunches provided today at three Mililani schools as safety precaution over detected mumps caseStudents at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary were provided alternate school lunches today as a safety precaution after a school food service worker at Mililani High was confirmed as having the mumps virus.

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