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Kaiser grants support community health initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $77,000 in grant funding in support of the following two community health initiatives aimed at promoting nutrition, food safety, and wellness in Hawaii schools.

University of Hawaii Foundation – $50,000 Grant

This community health initiative will promote school wellness in alignment with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s “Thriving School” efforts. Kaiser Permanente’s $50,000 grant will help to establish the Hawaii 5210 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.

The Kohala Center – $27,000 Grant

Kaiser Permanente’s grant 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.

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