|Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition||MAUI COUNTY STATE NPAC|
30 JANUARY - 2014
Contrywide SRTS Task Force
3:00 - 4:30 PM, THUR
Conference Room A20 FEBRUARY - 2014
ATHF Task Force
12:15 - 1:30 PM, THUR
Conference Room A20 FEBRUARY - 2014
Built Environment Task Force
2:00 - 4:00 PM, THUR
Conference Room A27 FEBRUARY - 2014
Worksite Wellness Task Force
2:00 - 3:30 PM, THUR
Kauai District Health Office
NPAC - Get Fit Kauai
Funded by the State of Hawaii Department of Health’s Healthy Hawai`i Initiative (HHI) through a contract with the University of Hawai`i at Manoa’s Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Get Fit Kauai, Kauai County Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition (NPAC) first reconvened in March, 2009.
The NPAC's, which operate on Maui and Kauai are charged with improving health in the areas of physical activity and nutrition through systems and environmental changes, based on the social-ecological model. Research has shown that it is through these types of changes that long-lasting health benefits are gained.
Get Fit Kauai has developed the following task forces to address the coalition’s priority areas.
Worksite Wellness Task Force of Get Fit Kauai has completed a pilot worksite wellness program; the Mayor’s Walking Workbus (collaboration between GFK, County of Kauai, American Cancer Society and the Department of Health) and is currently working on a worksite wellness project, “On the Road to Wellness Challenge” that promotes policy and environmental change in the worksite.
The School Task Force of Get Fit Kauai has formed and is presently working with a Countywide Safe Routes to School Team to develop a Safe Routes to Schools program. Members include elementary schools; County agencies, including Public Works, Planning, Kauai Police Department; and community organizations and individuals.
The Access to Healthy Foods Task Force of Get Fit Kauai is concentrating on creating a project to promote policy change and access to healthy foods served in pre-schools. In addition, a program is underway to help SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) beneficiaries Eat Better Today and get locally fresh produce at Farmers' Markets. A sub-committee is also working on efforts to promote Kauai Grown, the local farmers and locally grown produce, and to strengthen relationships between farmers, retailers, restaurants, and consumers.
The Built Environment Task Force of Get Fit Kauai is focusing on developing the Complete Streets policy and ordinance since the establishment of the County Resolution in 2010. Work is also being done to educate the community on the concept and benefits of Complete Streets.
Objectives and strategies for all task forces are driven from the Department of Health PAN Plan. A copy of that plan can be found at www.healthyhawaii.com
We look forward to working with you in the future to improve the health of our community.
We are compiling a directory listing Kauai resources currently providing services in physical activity, nutrition or other community services. If appropriate, please fill out this survey.
NEWS - newsletter
2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge
On your mark, get set, go! It's time for your worksite to be the healthiest it can be in 2014 and Get Fit Kauai is here to help! Beginning on Monday, January 6, 2014, Get Fit Kauai and the Kauai Chamber of Commerce will be launching a 2014 Worksite Wellness Challenge and it's all FREE! Companies, Businesses and Agencies of all sizes are invited to join. Simply complete the GFK Worksite Wellness Survey by clicking on the "Register" button below beginning on Monday, January 6th. The challenge is limited to the first 25 companies that complete the survey. Don't miss out!
Sponsored by a partnership with Get Fit Kauai-Worksite Wellness Task Force, NPAC(Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition)-Kauai County and the Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce.
Over 50% of Kauai is overweight
As part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant that the Kauai District Health Office received in 2010, an oversample of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System was completed. This telephone survey asked adults questions about their health and health behaviors. Approximately 1,000 surveys were completed by Kauai residents from August to December in 2010 and 2012. The 2012 data show:
Get Fit Kauai Video
Take 4 minutes to view a short video that showcases a few of the good things Get Fit Kauai is working on. Go to our Facebook page to comment.
|Mahalo for your interest in Get Fit Kauai- the Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition of Kauai County.
We may be reached at (808) 212-4765. You may also email us.