The HPU College of Health and Society (CHS) participated in the 23rd Annual Hawaii Children and Youth Day event held on Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Hawaii State Capitol and the surrounding Capitol District. The event’s purpose was to honor and celebrate the children and youth in Hawaii and included interactive, educational activities and entertainment for children and families to enjoy.
Among the many different organizational booths at the event, there were four in which the CHS students led. The Nursing and Public Health students talked with the children about healthy eating. The children measured salt, sugar, and fat while guessing how much of each was in commonly eaten foods and snacks, and they also learned about portion size through a design your own meal game. While waiting to take part in the nutrition activities, children were encouraged by Social Work students to see how long they could hula hoop. Additionally, a group of Nursing students manned a first aid tent, tending to people with minor injuries.