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Papa Ola Lōkahi: ʻAi Pono: SPAM, Shave Ice, and Settler Colonialism

View the original post Holoiʻa ka papa, kau ʻia e ka manu. Where there is food, people gather.    Food is central in every culture, fostering traditions and a sense of community, while also providing us with the nutrients we need to live. In ‘Ai Pono, we will explore the interconnectedness of Native Hawaiian food systems and access, nutrition, and …

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Papa Ola Lōkahi: ‘Ai Pono: Kalo – “The Staff of Life”

View the original post Holoiʻa ka papa, kau ʻia e ka manu. Where there is food, people gather.  Food is central in every culture, fostering traditions and a sense of community, while also providing us with the nutrients we need to live. In ‘Ai Pono, we will explore the interconnectedness of Native Hawaiian food systems and access, nutrition, and sustainability. Through this …

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Improving Kūpuna Health Through ʻAi Pono

Written by: Dr. Landon Opunui, ND & Miki Wong, RD on August 14th, 2020 There are multiple social and health disparities Native Hawaiian kūpuna face such as high rates of life-threatening diseases, financial hardship, disability, shorter life expectancies and underutilization of services. As a result, it should be no surprise that data suggests the health …

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Post-Pandemic Growth

Written by: Dr. Landon Opunui, ND on May 22nd, 2020 Molokaʻi has one of the state’s lowest measures of economic health, social stability and food security. These public health issues directly translate into islandwide health disparities and inequities. Unfortunately, the downstream consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely going to make these challenges more pronounced. …

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