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Public schools to feature Ulu Beef Stew in October

This October, participating public schools statewide will be serving ‘Ulu Beef Stew. The new lunch entrée features locally grown breadfruit, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Producers Cooperative (HUPC). Members of the Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council and the Hawaii Beef Industry Council will be providing the locally raised meat in the student lunches on […]

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Hawaii Island streams where Tahitian Prawns are found. Photo courtesy of DLNR

DLNR warns public about Tahitian Prawns being harvested with poisons

Tahitian prawns, caught in Hawai‘i streams, are a popular treat at graduation and other spring-time parties and get-togethers. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is encouraging people to know the source of their prawns. Evidence has suggested that poisons used to kill garden and household pests has been used not only to […]

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Locally grown breadfruit ('ulu) will be served in a tortilla with kalua pork and spinach in school cafeterias statewide. Photo courtesy HDOE

Hawaii public schools to offer online lunch payments as of May 7, 2018

Parents and guardians of public school students will now be able to conveniently manage, monitor and pay for their child’s school meal account online and through a mobile app. The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will launch the online school lunch payment system, EZSchoolPay, on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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Hawaii’s public schools to serve breadfruit in lunches this month

This March, Hawai‘i public schools will welcome a new local product in student meals – ‘ulu, otherwise known as breadfruit. “We want to connect our keiki to the ʻāina and food grown in Hawai‘i,” said Albert Scales, program administrator, School Food Services Branch. “Our ‘Aina Pono Harvest of the Month program helps us to return […]

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Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai restaurant cited for removing ‘Conditional Pass’ placard

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order against Kona Daze, LLC (dba Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai) with a penalty fine of $13,000. Violations include intentionally removing the posted yellow “Conditional Pass” placard from their facility and re-posting a green “Pass” placard, and non-compliance with food safety requirements […]

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Dept of Health offers free downloadable recipe book

The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) is bringing the convenience of tasty, good-for-you foods into homes this holiday season with the publication of the Choose Healthy Now @ Home Recipe Book, which features nearly three dozen easy-to- make recipes that meet DOH nutrition guidelines. The new recipe book is free and available online at

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Legislator plans to introduce bill to lower beer tax

Representative Kaniela Ing plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session that would cut taxes Hawaii residents pay for beer by more than half, from 93 cents a gallon to 42 cents a gallon.

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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off in Waimea Saturday (Aug 26)

Join Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) for tasty chili and good music under the stars on Saturday, August 26 from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Red Barn at Parker Ranch.

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Waiākea Recreation Center Summer program for fishing and cooking

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waiākea Recreation Center is offering two classes for youth ages 10-17. The programs will begin June 19th and run to July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Saloon Girls and Cowboys Got Talent Hopefuls in the paniolo parade. Courtesy photo.

Honokaa Western Week begins Sunday (May 21)

Honoka‘a Western Week starts down at the farm and ends up with a rodeo, May 21-29, 2017.

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Free meal program to expand to eight more Hawaii Island public schools

This upcoming school year, the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) will expand a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program, called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), from 30 public schools to a total of 52 across the state.

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The new system provides a number of features for parents including online payments, creating auto-payments, checking account balances, setting up low balance alerts and is accessible online or through a mobile application. Photo courtesy Cybersoft PrimeroEdge

New software allows payments for public school food via mobile app

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) is rolling out a new program called SchoolCafé that will make it easier for parents to monitor and pay for their child’s school meals online and through a mobile application. The program, which is run using PrimeroEdge school nutrition food service software, will also help cafeterias track their […]

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Hawaii Island Food Basket begins ‘New Year, New Wheels’ campaign

Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank is seeking the community’s support during its “New Year, New Wheels” campaign, an effort to raises needed funds to replace worn out and unrepairable vehicles.

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