Backyard Aquaponics: Promoting Healthy Eating among Native Hawaiian Families

Addressing food insecurity and preventing chronic illness among Native Hawaiians requires creative and culturally-centered interventions.  A project that colleagues and I are working on in Waimanalo, “Backyard Aquaponics: Promoting Healthy Eating among Native Hawaiian Families,” will focus on testing a 3-month culturally grounded family-based backyard aquaponics intervention with Native Hawaiian families.  The project was recently funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities through the John A. Burns School of Medicine, in which I serve as a mentor for Dr. Jane Chung-Do and ‘Ilima Ho-Lastimosa.  If you would like to learn more about the project, click on the link below or watch the video!

Ola Hawaii