Farm to School

Lt. Governor Chin visited the Department of Education School Food Services Branch (SFSB) to thank Albert Scales, Dexter Kishida and the whole team for their enthusiasm and hard work on the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program.  Working with the Lt. Governor’s Office and many public and private partners, SFSB has dedicated its ...
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Lt. Governor Chin led the ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program and Public-Private Partnerships Panel at this year’s Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival at the grounds of Honolulu Hale.  Joining him on the panel were Joy Barua of Kaiser Permanente, Amy Asselbaye from the HMSA Foundation, Betsy Cole from the Kohala Center, and ...
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Lt. Governor Doug Chin and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono visit Mililani High School to support the Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program. “The Aina Pono Farm-to-School Initiative and Harvest of the Month programs connect Hawaii’s agriculture community with our schools to supply our keiki with nutritious, locally grown school lunches,” Senator Hirono said. ...
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Lt. Governor Chin met with students from the Mililani High School Student Senate, who recently spent time at the Capitol to garner support for the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program.  Students also met with State Legislators seeking support for funding and legislation to continue and grow ʻAina Pono to provide fresh, scratch-cooked ...
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‘AINA PONO FARM TO SCHOOL LOGO CELEBRATION  March 29, 2018 HONOLULU — Students at Mililani High School today celebrated the State’s ongoing ‘Aina Pono Farm to School Program. Nearly 3,000 meals are prepared in the school cafeteria and also delivered to the students at Mililani Uka and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools. Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin ...
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MILILANI – Lt. Governor Doug Chin and Senator Michelle Kidani met with Mililani High School Principal Fred Murphy, administration and cafeteria staff, as well as members of the Student Senate to discuss the recently launched Aina Pono Farm to School Initiative at Mililani High, Mililani Uka Elementary and Mililani Waena Elementary Schools.  Lt. Governor Chin ...
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HONOLULU —  As part of the Hawaii Farm to School Initiative, local beef is being featured in Hawaii Department of Education’s (HIDOE) school lunches during the month of December.   Elementary schools will be served teri hamburger steak, while high school students will enjoy teri loco moco lunches.  HIDOE’s School Food Services Branch purchased 14-thousand pounds of ...
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KOHALA — The beef laulau plate at the Kohala Complex remains to be one of the lunch faves at the schools.  It was on the menu today.  The meal is made with local beef wrapped in local luau and ti leaves, served with local sweet potato and lomi tomato (scallions in the lomi are local).  ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Farm to School Initiative is celebrating Farm to School Week by highlighting its pilot project at the Kohala Complex.  From October 2 to 5, the cafeteria is featuring local ingredients in its serving “Island Fresh First” lunch menu. Students at the Kohala Elementary, Intermediate and High schools will enjoy delicious, fresh ...
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HONOLULU —  The State’s Farm to School Pilot Project was awarded the Kanu Ola award during the 2017 Hawaii Agriculture Conference.  Twelve other organizations or individuals were also recognized for their contributions to developing innovative and inspirational farm to school programs in Hawaii. Spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), the Hawaii Department ...
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