Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced it will donate $27,000 in grant funding in support of The Kohala Center. The grant from Kaiser Permanente to The Kohala Center will provide food safety certification and offer the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program in Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island elementary schools. This initiative will provide food safety certification of high-need schools and will benefit approximately 700 students.
In addition to the Kohala Center donation, they also granted the University of Hawaii Foundation a $50,000 grant, for a total of $77,000 to the two organizations. The university grant was to promote school wellness to help establish the Hawaii 5,210 Schools program in approximately 20 schools statewide. This health initiative will promote wellness recommendations of including 5 or more fruits or vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity, and no sugary beverages each day. Visit kp.org for additional information.