October 2022

October 14, 2022

The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaiʻi:

NHPI Health Inequities – Root Causes & Systemic Solutions

High rates of diet-related health disparities have long impacted the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities of Hawaiʻi. This session will provide an overview of the social and cultural determinants of health for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and their current health status. Examples of successful and culturally responsive health promotion programs for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders will be discussed.

Participants are encouraged to read the following publication in advance of the event: Assessment and Priorities for Health and Well-Being in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

The featured speaker will be Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, Ph.D. hosted by Civil Beat Reporter, Anita Hofschneider.

Presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective, this series is meant to generate key opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, aiming to achieve a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for activities and booths.

Speakers will start at 6 p.m, followed by an optional post-discussion community forum from 7 – 8 p.m.
Parking Directions: Ka Waiwai Parking is located on the makai side of the Varsity Building. The entrance to the lot is located off of Coyne Street. Parking is $6.

Learn more about the Maui Nui Food Alliance
October 21, 2022

Maui Nui Food Alliance’s 2022 Food Summit

You’re invited to join the Maui Nui Food Alliance’s 2022 Food Summit, Collaboration and Stewardship: Building Resilience, taking place on Friday, October 21 from 10AM-3PM at Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus.

The MNFA 2022 Food Summit will be a space to talk story, hear from Maui Nui’s food system leaders, eat a local lunch with us, and learn how you can influence the Maui County Food and Nutrition Security Plan.

To attend, complete the MNFA 2022 Food Summit registration survey by September 30th!

September 2022

This free event will showcase local know-how and entrepreneurs who are using Hawaiʻi crops to create tasty new food products.
September 5, 2022

Oʻahu Good Food Show

  • Looking for a fun family event on Labor Day?
  • Come to the Oʻahu Good Food Show for ono food samples made from locally grown fruits, vegetables, and proteins.
  • This free event showcases local small businesses and entrepreneurs using Hawaiʻi crops to create delicious new food products.

It will be Monday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Spaces are limited so register now.

September 15, 2022

Promoting Local Food Sustainability

Farm to Table: the CTAHR Connection

This virtual forum featuring CTAHR’s Food Systems Working Group brings together the following project leads:

  • Farm to School – Lydi Morgan Bernal
  • Go Farm’s Finding & Accessing Markets for Food Production – Pomai Weigert
  • The Culinary Breeding Network –Jay Bost
  • Product Development in Food Businesses – Lauren Tamamoto
  • Business Marketing – Shannon Sand
  • Data Driven Value Chain Coordination – Hunter Heaivilin

Meeting passcode: 368839

Promoting Local Food Sustainability CTAHR
For more information about this event, contact: sothy@hawaii.edu.
The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaiʻi is a monthly speaker series featuring thought-leaders, academics, community leaders, state officials and practitioners from across the state and the nation.
September 16, 2022

The Future of Food & Agriculture in Hawaiʻi Speaker Series

Presented by The Hawaiʻi Institute for Sustainable Community Food Systems at University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu, Honolulu Civil Beat, UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series, and Waiwai Collective, this series is meant to generate key opportunities for community dialogue among a diverse audience, aiming to achieve a healthy, equitable, resilient and sustainable food system for Hawaiʻi.

The first installment of the series will be: Food Insecurity in Hawaiʻi: Root Causes and Systemic Solutions on Friday, September 16 at Ka Waiwai. Location: 1110 University Avenue Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96826

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