On October 30, 2014, Ka Pa‘alana’s families attended the 2nd Annual Ka Pa‘alana Health Fair at the Kroc Center in Kapolei. Diane Paloma, Director of the Native Hawaiian Health Program at Queen’s Medical Center provided the keynote address, encouraging parents to lead the way for their keiki toward better health.
Twenty-nine vendors provided a wide variety of hands-on educational booths, and a chance for adults and children to get screened for diabetes, high blood pressure, and vision. A local chef demonstrated quick and healthy recipes with the active participation of Ka Pa‘alana parents. Each family received a “Get Up and Go” book by Nancy Carlson, a bento lunch, and a TANF food distribution bag to take home.
There were also free cell phones, flu shots, and raffle prizes awarded to several lucky families. Everyone went home a winner, being inspired to Ola Mau, live healthy.