Farm to School

Lt. Governor Chin had a wonderful time recently on the Big Island where he visited with school administrators, cafeteria staff and food producers involved with the ‘Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program. He met with Kohala Elementary Principal Danny Garcia, in the yellow shirt, and his staff at their school garden. He presented them ...
Read More LT. GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN VISITS ‘AINA PONO RELATED SITES ON THE BIG ISLAND

One of the goals for Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin has been to ensure that the ‘Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program expands and becomes sustainable for future generations. Here is his September 9th opinion piece in the Honolulu Star Advertiser: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/13/editorial/island-voices/column-from-farm-to-school-cafeteria-building-a-food-secure-hawaii/ During preparations for Hurricane Lane recently, Hawaii was ordered to close its ...
Read More LT GOVERNOR DOUG CHIN WRITES OP-ED ON‘AINA PONO HAWAI‘I STATE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

Recently, Lt. Governor Chin joined Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa on Hawaii Public Radio’s Bytemarks Cafe to discuss the ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program.  Also included were Mililani High School Vice-Principal Andrea Moore and 2017-18 President and Associated Students of Mililani High School 2017-2018 President Alyssa Yamada-Barretto.  ʻAina Pono is the State ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Discusses The ʻAina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program on Bytemarks Cafe

  DOUGLAS S. CHIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR NEWS RELEASE   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018 STATEWIDE STUDY REVEALS HOW TO “BEEF UP” THE ‘AINA PONO HAWAI‘I STATE FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM    HONOLULU — The ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program has received much fanfare and recognition from students, farmers and state legislators ...
Read More ‘Aina Pono Hawai‘i State Farm to School Program Market Research Report Unveiled

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 ...
Read More Lt. Governor Visits Department of Education School Food Services Branch

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 ...
Read More Funders’ Panel on ʻAina Pono Farm to School Program & Public-Private Partnerships

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. ...
Read More Senator Hirono Expresses Support for Local Products in Public School Lunches in Visit to Mililani High School

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 ...
Read More Mililani High School Students Support ʻAina Pono

‘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 ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin, DOE & Legislators Celebrate the ‘Aina Pono Farm to School Progam

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 ...
Read More Lt. Governor Chin Samples Local Beef at Mililani High School