BI 304: Human Nutrition

Opportunities are available at Palolo Elementary, Ali’iolani Elementary, HCAP’s Kupuna Independent Life Series, and Papakolea’s Ku’i Kalo Program. Each site has different needs and different instructions, below.

Palolo Elementary’s Science Curriculum: Nutrition Lessons

Location: 2106 10th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816. The school’s parking lot may be full, so you should plan for extra time to find street parking along 10th Avenue or Kiwila. There may also be parking in the school’s side lot, off of Kiwila. Consider dropping off a team member with all your materials, then finding parking.

Key Info.:  The students at Palolo Elementary School are focusing on STEM education. They do all kinds of projects, such as growing Native Hawaiian plants and using them in healthy recipes. Visit their website and scroll down to view the video, so that you can see what kinds of activities are being done.

Most of the keiki live in the housing area near the school. Many qualify for free/reduced lunch, and do not speak English at home.

Two examples that demonstrate the need for your special lessons:

  • The younger keiki did an activity that revealed their belief that spam musubi, saimin, and chips are a food group. They eat these foods often.
  • Although the cafeteria serves wonderful healthy meals, much of it goes to waste. Many of the keiki (all grade levels) refuse to eat their food because it’s unfamiliar, and perhaps they don’t understand the benefits of the food being served.

As BI304 volunteers, you can help teach the keiki as guest instructors in the classroom. Sessions should be 45 minutes to 1 hour long (unless otherwise noted). Please address the questions, “Why should we care about nutrition? What are the benefits of healthy foods? What are the negative effects of unhealthy foods? How can we make healthy food choices?” Additionally, teachers have provided specific guidelines on the aspects of nutrition that they’d like you to cover. These are listed in the spreadsheet (portal login required). PLEASE be interesting, fun, and try to use interactive lessons that engage the kids.

Step 1: Form a team of 2 (unless otherwise noted) Determine your team’s availability to orchestrate your lesson & activities in the classrooms. See the times/dates available in the spreadsheet (portal login required). On Doodle, find the presentation # of your choice and enter the first & last names of ALL members of your team. SIGN UP FOR ONE OPTION ONLY. Sign up on/before the day of our in-class discussion about service-learning.

Step 2: After receiving email confirmation for your assigned option, complete the BI304 Connection Form. Submit to Henry 117 inbox before 9/14/2017.  ALSO: Based on the scheduling options posted for your Palolo teacher, send the specific date and time when you’d like to do your presentation to service.learning.CUH@gmail.com for scheduling. Although you may schedule for October or November, you should send this email by 9/11/2017. The school will confirm scheduling through the SL Office.

Step 3: Use the “key info” above, plus your Palolo teacher’s information on the spreadsheet as guidelines for writing an outline for each presentation/activity. Email your outline to service.learning.CUH@gmail.com and to your professor, AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED PRESENTATION DATE. This doesn’t mean you have to have everything complete at the time; you just have to outline your plans, based on the guidelines.

Step 4: Arrive early to your presentations. Bring your timesheet/eval form for the teacher to fill out. If there are any emergencies or last-minute questions, please ask for Mrs. Mahealani Santiago at 733-4700, or email mahealani_santiago@notes.k12.hi.us

Step 5: Save all of the materials you create for your activities. Along with your outline, these deliverables will be used to assess your work on this project. Turn them in to Henry 118, beyond the front study room, to the left. There should be a sign on the wall:”BI304 S-L Materials.” These may also be chosen for exhibition on campus.

 

Ali’iolani Elementary: Nutrition Lessons

Location: 1240 7th Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96816.  Enter the Ali’iolani parking lot on 6th Avenue (near Waialae Ave.). The first parking area is for staff, so go through the gates and park in the visitor lot near the cafeteria. All volunteers should arrive EARLY and check in at the main office, which is located on the Diamond Head side of campus (with doors facing mauka). Explain which teacher you’re going to see; you will be directed to the right building/room.

Key Info.:  As BI304 volunteers, you can help teach the Ali’iolani keiki as guest instructors in the classroom. Sessions should be 45 – 50 minutes long.  PLEASE be interesting, fun, and try to use interactive lessons that engage the kids.

Ali’iolani’s leadership has shared that kids will discard their made-from-scratch, healthy cafeteria lunches. We need to motivate and educate the kids, encouraging them to appreciate the awesome lunches they’re served. Also, teachers have requested lessons that address the Hawaii Content & Performance Standards in the area of health (ie: Explain “good nutrition” or “a healthy diet.” Why is it important? Consider health promotion and disease prevention.) Special-focus requests are included with scheduling info in the spreadsheet (portal login required).

Step 1:  Form a team of 2. Determine your team’s availability to orchestrate your lesson & activities in the classrooms. See the times/dates available in the spreadsheet (portal login required). Your presentations should be scheduled sometime during November.

Step 2:  On Doodle, find your Ali’iolani choice, and enter the first & last names of both team members. SIGN UP FOR ONE OPTION ONLY. Sign up on/before the day of our in-class discussion about service-learning.

Step 3: After receiving confirmation for your assigned option, complete the BI304 Connection Form. Submit to Henry 117 before 9/14/2017. ALSO:  If your choice includes scheduling options (highlighted in yellow), email service.learning.CUH@gmail.com with your specific date & time request. Send this email by 9/11/2017.

Step 5:  Use the “key info” above, plus the information in the spreadsheet as a guideline for writing an outline for your presentation & activities. Email this to service.learning.CUH@gmail.com and to your professor, AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED PRESENTATION DATE. This doesn’t mean you have to have everything complete at the time; you just have to outline your plans, based on the guidelines.

Step 6: Arrive early to your presentations and check in using the directions above. Find your teacher’s classroom. Bring your eval. form for the teacher to fill out.

Step 7: Save all of the materials you create for your activities. Along with your outline, these deliverables will be used to assess your work on this project. Turn them in to Henry 118, beyond the front study room, to the left. There should be a sign on the wall:”BI304 S-L Materials.”
These may also be chosen for exhibition on campus.

 

HCAP Kupuna Independent Life Series – Mo’ili’ili Site

Location: Mo’ili’ili Community Center, 2535 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96826. There are two designated parking lots for MCC. One is the parking lot in the back of the thrift store, and the other is the gravel lot, directly across. If those are full, the alternative is metered street parking.

Key Info.:  The Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) hosts a program called the Kupuna Independent Life Series. Its aim is to 1) engage seniors in health education, 2) provide a platform for understanding health issues, and 3) create a positive atmosphere for socialization. A key component of the program is community advocacy in healthcare and the ability of seniors to understand how they can improve their quality of life by educating themselves. During spring and fall, sessions are held once a week for 13 weeks each. Elders participate in activities such as exercise, health-related and interactive workshops, current issues and social forums, free meals, nutrition classes, support groups and crafts. About 20 elders may attend each session.

A lesson is requested on each of the following topics, on specific dates:

Topic A)  What are the nutritional needs of elder adults? How are they different from when you were younger? What are the common concerns or challenges for elder adults, in terms of nutritional intake? What are some tips on food & diet that will help address elders’ nutritional needs? What is obesity? Discuss the link between obesity and nutrition for elder adults. Provide an overview of obesity for elders; the next session will cover medical conditions caused by obesity.
Present from 9-10:00am on October 4th.

Topic B)  A recent CUH session (see topic A, above) covered nutrition for seniors & provided an overview of obesity. For this follow-up session, you can quickly recap some of those concepts as you lead into an in- depth session about medical conditions caused by obesity, specifically for elder adults.
Present from 9-10:00am on November 15th.

Step 1:  Form a team of 2. Determine your team’s availability to orchestrate your lesson & activities. See the dates & times for each topic, above.

Step 2:  On Doodle, find your choice, and enter the first & last names of both team members. Sign up on/before the day of our in-class discussion about service-learning.

Step 3: After receiving confirmation for your assigned option, complete the BI304 Connection Form. Submit to Henry 117 INBOX before 9/14/2017.

Step 4:  Use the information above as a guideline for writing an outline for your presentation/activity. Email your outline and materials to service.learning.CUH@gmail.com and to your professor, AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED PRESENTATION DATE. This doesn’t mean you have to have everything complete at the time; you just have to outline your plans, based on the guidelines.

Step 5: Arrive early to your presentation. Bring your eval. form for the supervisor to fill out. Questions should be directed to Ms. Mae Althea-Gallardo, by email (maea@hcapweb.org), or phone at 732-7755, or 255-3160.

Step 6: Save all of the materials you create for your activities. Along with your outline, these deliverables will be used to assess your work on this project. Turn them in to Henry 118, beyond the front study room, to the left. There should be a sign on the wall:”BI304 S-L Materials.”
These may also be chosen for exhibition on campus.

 

Healthy Cooking Workshops – Ku’i Kalo, Papakolea

Location:  2150 Tantalus Dr. Honolulu, HI 96813. Workshops will take place in the building at Papakolea Comunity Park.

Key Info:  Continue your relationship with Papakolea by volunteering to teach small groups of adults how to make healthy food choices and “cook healthy.” You should look at local food and what people LIKE to eat, and adapt those dishes to address common health concerns such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension.

Papakolea will provide recipe guidance. All presentations should educate about nutrition, its relation to the aforementioned health concern, and how to make healthy choices. You can share resources, such as apps that might help.

These sessions on nutrition, cooking, & health will be combined with the Kui Kalo Program in Papakolea. Ku’i Kalo often involves a delivery of fresh taro for pounding into pa’i’ai. Participants already know how to make poi and kulolo; you should focus on other ways to use kalo and integrate it into the local diet. Participants may prepare for a recipe competition at the Taste of Papakolea (2nd Saturday in November). Along with your Ku’i Kalo Cooking Class, you should present info about the health benefits of kalo, interesting facts about the plant & the way it has been used, and information about the health conditions it may play a role in addressing (eg: substituting white bread for kalo has glycemic implications, and these are connected to diabetes…)

Step 1: Form a team of 2 or 3. Choose one of the sessions listed on the spreadsheet (portal login required). All sessions are from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. Note that ONE member of each team MUST attend the info session on Wed, 13 September, at 6pm. (Same location as sessions). During this meeting, you can plan for the nutrition/health info you’ll deliver, along with the rest of the teams; this will ensure that there will be no repeated info.

Step 2: On Doodle, find the “Papakolea” session of your choice. Enter the first & last names of all your team members.
Sign up on/before the day of our in-class discussion about service-learning. Again, please note that ONE team member must also attend the meeting on 9/13 as outlined above.

Step 3: After receiving confirmation for your assigned options, complete the BI304 Connection Form. Submit to the Henry 117 INBOX by 9/14/2017.

Step 4: Follow instructions & guidelines for your lessons, as described above. Email your presentation outline & materials AT LEAST 7 DAYS before your scheduled date. If revisions are requested, your second draft should be submitted as well. Send to ALL THREE: service.learning.CUH@gmail.com and solatoris001@gmail.com (Aunty Cappy) and to your professor. Papakolea will fund your ingredient purchases (up to $20) after approval.

Step 5: Prepare materials and ingredients ahead of time. If you want to actually cook on-site, you will need to confirm the availability of the kitchen ahead of time, and/or be prepared to bring a hot plate. Arrive early to your presentations. Bring your eval. form for Aunty Cappy Solatorio to fill out. For questions, contact her at 673-9072.

Step 6: Save all of the materials you create for your activities. Along with your outline, these deliverables will be used to assess your work on this project. Turn them in to Henry 118, beyond the front study room, to the left. There should be a sign on the wall:”BI304 S-L Materials.” These may also be chosen for exhibition on campus.