Hawaii

Hawaii may be the country’s newest state, but it’s also, without a doubt, one of its most beautiful. Hawaii is the only state composed entirely of islands and is a popular destination for sun-loving visitors, due to its favorable weather and miles of public beaches.

Not everything is sunny in the fiftieth state, however; the state also bears a darker problem. More than a quarter of its children are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems.

Thanks to support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation is working with communities throughout the state to make it easier for kids to lead healthier lives.

 

Our Work in Hawaii

In Hawaii, we’re making it easier for kids to develop healthy habits.

More than 160 schools serving over 99,000 students across the state have joined Healthier Generation's  Healthy Schools Program, creating healthier school environments for children to thrive.

We’ve also made it easier for more than 3,600 youth in 14 out-of-school time programs to eat right and move more.

 

Success Stories

Hear from school champions from just one of the many schools and districts we work with in Hawaii: Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School, enrolled in the Healthy Schools Program since 2012.

 

The Healthy Schools Program has helped us provide our students a safe, healthy space in where they can be themselves. Given that our students come from generational poverty, this is a luxury that many of our students are not afforded outside of school.

Jessica Kaneakua
Grant Writer, Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School

 

Support Our Work

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