The Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program celebrated another milestone on Kauai with Eleele Elementary School becoming the first Hawaii Department of Education school to officially serve kalo or taro in its food service menu.
“It’s very gratifying to see how much the Aina Pono Hawaii State Farm to School Program has revolutionized school meals,” said Lt. Gov. Doug Chin. “So many students, farmers and state legislators have already praised the program for providing healthy meals made with locally produced ingredients.”
Eleele Elementary principal Paul Zina invited Chin, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho, and Kauai Mayor-elect Derek Kawakami to help serve kalo to the students in the form of a poi breakfast parfait, made with poi, plain yogurt, pineapple chunks, and granola.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor launched the program in 2015.