Wellness

Promote human and environmental health, recognizing the two are dependent upon each other, to ensure that HPA students and staff are well, happy, and thriving.

Strategies

KULEANA responsibility

  • Establish a wellness committee comprised of athletic director, health teachers, food service director, and sustainability coordinator to guide implementation of wellness goals.
  • Define wellness responsibilities for athletic director, health teachers, and food service director.
    Define wellness policies and procedures for food service and events.

LŌKAHI bring harmony

  • Prioritize food grown and produced on the Hawai‘i Island and increase on-campus garden production for dining services.
  • Monitor the indoor air quality and environmental quality of campus buildings to ensure optimal learning conditions.
  • Audit and enhance campus pest management and green cleaning programs, prioritizing non-toxic, organic, and biodegradable solutions.
  • Enhance campus facilities to include wellness spaces.

PILINA connectedness

  • Engage students in food production and nutrition education through kitchen and garden work requirements.
  • Continue to enhance our mindfulness and spirituality programming in order to support our community’s diversity and tools for individual wellness.

HA‘INA share our story

  • Assess staff and student wellness using surveys and the CDC School Health Index.

Metrics

Purchase 30% of food from local sources or school garden

Report health and wellness index of staff and students.