|Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition||MAUI COUNTY STATE NPAC|
20 NOVEMBER - 2014
Built Environment Task Force
2:00 - 3:30 PM, THUR
Conference Room A02 DECEMBER - 2014
Worksite Wellness Task Force
2:00 - 3:30 PM, TUE
Conference Room A11 DECEMBER - 2014
ATHF Task Force
10:00 - 11:30 AM, THUR
Conference Room A29 JANUARY - 2014
Contrywide SRTS Task Force
3:00 - 4:30 PM, THUR
Conference Room A
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.
The Worksite Wellness Task Force of Get Fit Kauai first started with a pilot worksite wellness program called the “Mayor’s Walking Workbus” (collaboration between GFK, County of Kauai, American Cancer Society and the Department of Health). Currently the task force is working on a comprehensive worksite wellness program called “Get Fit Kauai’s Worksite Wellness Challenge 2014” 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 that includes the County of Kauai (Public Works and Planning), Kauai Police Department, State Department of Education, Community and PTSA members to advance a Safe Routes to Schools program. 5 schools actively participate in monthly “Walk to School Days” with over 700 students, parents and teachers walking to school on a monthly basis.
The Access to Healthy Foods Task Force of Get Fit Kauai has completed several projects including policy change and access to healthy foods served in pre-schools. Currently, the task force conducted a community food system assessment, focusing on healthy food availability for low-income populations. In addition, an effort to rejuvenate a program is underway to help SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) beneficiaries Eat Better Today (EBT) and get locally fresh produce at Farmers' Markets.
The Built Environment Task Force of Get Fit Kauai helped educate and advocate for a Complete Streets Ordinance which ultimately passed on July 3, 2013. Work is also being done to educate the community on the concept and benefits of Complete Streets and Place Making.
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
November 17: Rice Street Week
Rice Street Week starts Monday, November 17th through Thursday, November 17th. You can help design a new Rice Street with bike lanes, turning lanes and landscaping. The week kicks off with Mayor Bernard Carvalho hosting the first planned walk on Rice Street. Meet him Monday at 4:30pm at the Civic Center. The walk ends at the Kauai Beer Company, where the new plans will be unveiled.
57% of Kauai adults are overweight
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.
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We may be reached at (808) 212-4765. You may also email us.