Dr. Demas has been the consultant on the Healthy Hawaiian Initiative, funded through the health department. This program teaches students in 8 language immersion schools (primarily for Native Hawaiians) about food, nutrition, growing native plants, and health. Students help prepare nutritious lunches and cook dinner with their families every other week at the school. This project has been extremely successful in improving the health of these students and their families.
Harvesting taro root in Hawaii
Making poi, a traditional Hawaiian food made from taro