Source local. Eat Nutritiously. Live Sustainably.
Eat Pono was inspired by Poet's choice to live a healthy lifestyle and fuel his mind, body and spirit with the best nutrition possible.
Eating healthy and sustainably every day with the food choices that we make. From the cookbook, Eat Pono, grew a movement.
The Eat Pono Fund at Hawai'i Community Foundation, established in 2022, is rooted in providing educational and engagement opportunities for our keiki to learn to make healthy choices for themselves and their planet and empower them to eat, farm and fish sustainably.
The Story Behind Our Cookbook
Eat Pono, the cookbook, was created in 2021 to celebrate the brave choices of our 8 year old son. Poet challenges us to think sustainably and make healthy choices daily so that we can flourish together as a family. We invite you to join us on our journey as we learn about protecting our 'āina, sourcing locally, eating nutritiously, and living sustainably. Eat Pono the cookbook and this site will highlight Poet's passion for gardening, farming and fishing. Let's Holoholo!
EAT PONO IS A PROUD BLUE ZONES PROJECT APPROVED ORGANIZATION
Blue Zones Project is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative that helps make healthy choices easier for everyone in Hawaii. When our entire community participates, the small changes contribute huge benefits for all of us: lowered healthcare costs, improved productivity, and a higher quality of life.
While many traditional health initiatives focus on diet and exercise programs, we focus on comprehensively changing a community’s environment so that individuals are nudged into making healthy choices. We take a systematic approach to improving well-being through policy, building design, social networks, and built environment. By optimizing the places that we live, work and play – we can make the healthy choices the easy choices so we naturally adopt healthy behaviors. For more information visit info.bluezonesproject.com