Six hundred young people ran onto the football field at Aloha Stadium and danced in a half-time performance that kept the crowd alive during the University of Hawai`i (UH) Rainbow Warrior opening game with the University of Southern California. Watch our video by clicking the “play” button above.
Through Hawai`i 5210, Hawai`i keiki, ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, did their part to lead the community toward healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The students were brought together through the Hawai`i 5210 program of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. Partner organizations helped spread the word and recruit kids to do the dance, to emphasize Hawai`i 5210’s key message: promote health by eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day, watching no more than 2 hours of screen time, exercising for 1 hour and drinking 0 sugar-sweetened beverages.
• Boys and Girl’s Club in Nankuli
• Drill Team Hawai`i
• E Ola Koa
• HYOC: Hawai`i Youth Opera Chorus
• Kamehameha Schools
• Mid-Pacific Institute
• Sacred Hearts Academy
• Street Jamz WeRkOut
• YMCA A+ Afterschool Programs
Mahalo to Deborah Manog for contributing to this story.