IPCS acknowledges the impact health and nutritional education have on each student’s health and wellness. In order to achieve higher levels of success children require healthy food, clean water, fresh air, sunshine and exercise. Health and nutrition lessons are integrated into resource and classroom studies, A+ snack opportunites, and school-wide celebrations. Part of IPCS sustainability education includes hands on learning experiences exploring nutrition through foods students grow. On this page, you will find nutrition tips and recipes included in student lessons.
Eating Foods From the Rainbow
Eat as many different colored, fresh fruits and veggies as you can at every meal.
Different colors = nutrient variety = good health
Choosing LOCAL-GROWN Foods
Did you know that approximately 90% of the food we eat in Hawaii is imported?
Choosing local-grown foods reduces petroleum consumption, supports local agriculture, and provides higher nutrient foods because they are fresh.
Big Island grows 63% of Hawaii's produce. Supporting local farmers supports local economy!
Growing Your Own Foods
Kids WILL EAT what they grow!
Grow whatever can, wherever can. A pot of spinach or basil grown on a lanai saves $6 every time you eat a bunch!
There are no foods more nutritious or cheaper than foods you pick.