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January 12, 2022

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki stay at a healthy weight

It’s National Healthy Weight Week! Maintaining a healthy weight can be frustrating, even for kids. Extra pounds can put children at risk for developing serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma. See story »


December 6, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Give time, stress less

Studies show that volunteering reduces stress and increases positive, relaxed feelings by releasing dopamine. See story »


November 9, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Is kindness a cure for everything?

In commemoration of World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, KS Hawai‘i Kahu Kaunaloa Boshard KSK'77 shares his mana‘o on kindness and its many health benefits. See story »


October 7, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Eat Together, Eat Better

Here are some tips on how to encourage smart eating habits and prepare locally sourced meals to help you and your keiki eat healthy all year long. See story »


September 9, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping a child at risk for suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. None of us wants to believe that our keiki are at risk for suicide. But during this tumultuous time, staying alert to warning signs and talking openly with kids about their feelings are more important than ever. Here are a few tips on suicide prevention to follow and to share with those around you. See story »


August 10, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Helping your keiki transition back to school

Anxiety and stress are high during this pandemic, parents and guardians play an influential role in helping keiki cope, encouraging a positive back-to-school transition and reducing anxiety and worries. See story »


June 16, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: What experts say about vaccinating keiki

The KS Mālama Ola team shares facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens. The message includes video of a panel discussion featuring KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 and others who share facts about the vaccine. See story »


May 13, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: Healthy changes to help prevent diabetes in your keiki

Learn about diabetes risk and prevention in keiki and join us in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association to help raise awareness of the disease. See story »


February 24, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi and student well-being

As we celebrate Hawaiian Language Month, we reflect upon the important role of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in student well-being. Hawaiian culture and spirituality are core components of KSʻ whole-child approach to student safety and well-being. Ōlelo Hawaiʻi is foundational to our Hawaiian culture and spirituality. See story »


January 20, 2021

Mālama Ola Minute: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

The Mālama Ola Minute is a series brought to you by the Kamehameha Schools Mālama Ola Division to increase awareness, promote discussion, and offer tools to improve the physical and mental health of our haumāna. See story »


December 16, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Celebrating safely during the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and parents are evaluating which traditions and festive activities are safe for their ‘ohana to engage in this year. As our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations often involve sharing food, time and gifts, some adjustments are needed. See story »


October 21, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Tips for a safe and healthy Halloween

Even as we all continue to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween is still one of the most magical days of the year. To help ensure that you and your keiki have a safe and healthy Hallows’ Eve, we are sharing the following advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See story »


August 25, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: 10 tips for parents navigating the ‘new normal’ of distance learning

The statewide surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted Kamehameha Schools and other educational institutions to close their campuses and implement distance learning programs. With that in mind, our Mālama Ola team would like to offer the following suggestions for your ‘ohana as you adjust to the new reality of learning at home. See story »


June 23, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Talking to keiki about racism

As protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominate the news and social media, many children are feeling scared, confused or angry. Talking to keiki about the turmoil is tough but necessary. Following are some guidelines and valuable resources parents can use to help keiki better understand racism. See story »


May 20, 2020

Caring for your keiki’s mental health during the pandemic and beyond

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In the spirit of raising awareness, Kamehameha Schools behavioral health specialists offer the following suggestions on how to care for your keiki’s emotional health and mental well-being during this difficult time and beyond. See story »


April 8, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: importance of self-care when facing COVID-19

As a parent, self-care is often your last priority. Here are some tips to help support your health and well-being in this time of uncertainty. See story »


March 12, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Sleep and student well-being

Sleep is an essential part of a child’s daily routine and a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. The proper amount of sleep at night can help students stay focused, improve concentration and enhance academic performance. See story »


January 15, 2020

Mālama Ola Minute: Goal-Setting

Only about 8% of us achieve our New Year’s resolutions. Learn how to team up with your keiki to set, attain and sustain goals for a healthier 2020. See story »


October 25, 2019

KS cultivates a culture of safety

Crystal Busey – senior director of Enterprise Safety and Student Well-Being – shares details on KS’ Hi‘ikua Student Helpline that helps students and their families report well-being or safety concerns. See story »


October 24, 2019

Learn how to play it safe on the playground

Alan Abara – a KS Kapālama Safety and Risk specialist and certified playground inspector – shares valuable tips on how to keep keiki safe. See story »


October 23, 2019

KS Safety and Risk staffers promote lab safety

KS Kapālama Education Safety and Risk Specialist George Iuta explains how his team helps budding young scientists and science kumu steer clear of hazards in campus laboratories, and how readers can implement similar safety practices at home. See story »


October 22, 2019

Mālama Ola Minute: Youth vaping: What you need to know

E-cigarettes – or vapes – have been around for more than a decade, but only in recent years has their use reached epidemic levels among youth. See story »


October 22, 2019

KS fosters a winning athletic wellness program

The safety of our keiki is a top priority at Kamehameha Schools. In observance of Safe Schools Week, we will share advice about school safety from dedicated members of our KS employee ‘ohana. See story »


September 26, 2019

Suicide prevention is a kākou effort

Young people contemplating suicide often show warning signs. Learn how to pick up on those signs and offer help. See story »


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