Kuhio is a Wellness School!

At Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School, our Wellness Committee developed a plan to promote health and wellness. Children learn better when they are healthy. Health and wellness is not just the absence of illness, injury, or disease; it is a positive condition based on nutrition, exercise and positive attitudes. This condition not only prevents illness and injuries, but promotes a sense of wellness that nurtures learning and healthy living. We are looking at the whole Kuhio community, which includes students, families, teachers and other staff, and our neighbors in the adjacent neighborhoods.

Please click below to find suggestions  for healthier food choices for classroom birthday parties or holiday  celebrations.

SNACK RULES

 

Students are permitted to bring snacks from home, but it is encouraged that they are HEALTHY SNACKS and DRINKS.

To alleviate possible health issues, students are NOT PERMITTED TO SHARE snacks and lunches. Snacks may be eaten during recess time.
​Snacks such as chips, cookies or other items brought with students are allowed after eating their main meal.

Keiki Fun Run

Check out these Wellness

Websites!

Check out educational links and online games and activities for kids and adults.  Kids, please make sure you have a responsible adult with you when using the Internet.

 

Links to other websites should not be considered an endorsement. DOE is not responsible for the content of external sites.

 

Hawaii 5210

Hawaii 5210 "Let's Go!" is an initiative to promote healthy eating and active living and prevent childhood obesity in Hawaii through a coordinated, collaborative, locally relevant health education campaign.

 

HICORE

The Hawaii Initiative for Childhood Obesity Research and Education (HICORE) provides collaborative and multi-disciplinary leadership in research and education on childhood obesity, physical activity and nutrition in Hawaii. The Initiative is based at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and is the collaborative effort of academic and community partners in Hawaii. 

 

MyPlate Kids’ Place

 

MyPlate and Pyramid Resources

 

Guide to Kids’ Health and Safety Recognize the signs and symptoms of common illnesses affecting school-aged children with this visual guide.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Nutrition Education Resources

How to Smile: Cooking  Mix in science and math with cooking!

 

Staying Active: An Exercise Guide for Kids

It’s a fact that kids who exercise regularly have a greatly reduced risk of developing serious health problems as adults. Kids today tend to get less physical activity than previous generations, many of them spending several hours in front of a computer or TV screen every day. With childhood obesity on the rise experts, officials, parents, and teachers are working together to make sure that kids get plenty of exercise and create a healthier future. This page is full of (free!) resources for anyone looking to help kids get excited about physical fitness.

 

PBS Kids Healthy Habits

 

PBS Kids Fizzy’s Lunch Lab

An animated show about cooking, nutrition, and health for kids

 

Amazing Food Detective

Calling all junior food detectives! There has been a mysterious outbreak of unhealthy habits hitting too many boys and girls. If we don't solve these cases, and fast, kids might not make the right food and exercise choices as they grow, and that could be trouble!

All junior food detectives will get secret training on how to eat right and exercise. You can investigate fun games like Whack A Snack, Soccer, and Zap the TV.

 

Nourish Interactive

Nourish Interactive is your free one stop resource for fun nutrition games for kids, interactive nutrition tools and tips for parents and health educators to use to promote healthy living for the whole family. Created by nutrition and health care professionals, Nourish Interactive's nutrition education website gives children and families the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.

 

Fruit and Veggie Color Champions

A game to teach kids about fruit and vegetable nutrition

 

USDA Super Tracker 

Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up. Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.

 

10 Things Parents Can Do to Join Obama’s Efforts and Help Kids Be Healthier

In February 2010, Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to help combat the childhood obesity epidemic.  As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an interagency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action plan to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

 

Together Counts

Across the country, families and children are pledging to become more active and healthy together. They’re eating meals with each other, they’re being physically active together. This website can help track your progress.

Nutrition Data

On Nutrition Data, you'll find detailed nutrition information, plus unique analysis tools that tell you more about how foods affect your health and make it easier to choose healthy foods.

Rethink Your Drink:  How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Beverage?

Download this game requiring MS Powerpoint.  Play the game with the slideshow in presentation mode.

BrainPop Nutrition

An online video and quiz which provides an overview of the food pyramid.

Nutrition.gov

A gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers.

Activity Calorie Calculator

Calculate the amount of calories burned for over 100 activities.  Scroll to the bottom to enter your weight and the duration of the activity.

BMI for Children and Adults
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.