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Naomi A  Kanehiro

Name :

Naomi A Kanehiro

Title :

Assoc Extn Agent

Unit :

Department of Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences

Office :

Honolulu Extension Office

Address :

1955 East-West Road
                    Honolulu, HI 96822

Room :

Ag Sciences Building 306

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Professional Prep/Appointments :

McKinley High School(Honolulu, Hawaii); B.S University of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii); M.S. and Dietetic Internship, University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa); Fellowship in Child Development and Mental Retardation University of Washington (Seattle, Washington)

Projects :

Statewide "umbrella program," Nutrition Education for Wellness (NEW), team members include Claire Nakatsuka, Julia Zee, Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, Laura Kawamura and Naomi Kanehiro.  Projects' coordinators include Carissa Poon, Kami Nishimura, Kim Kanechika and Nicky Davison.  Projects responsible for include Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program (HCCNP), Engaged Instruction, Food & Money Basics: Choices and Decisions, Lifeskills in Food Education: Integrated and Intergenerational (Hawaii Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program and  UH-CES Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education), Hawaii Fruits & Veggies-More Matters, Food and Nutrition Education for Older Adults (Good Grinding for Wise Dining), Hawaii Foods for Wellness and Healthy Meetings for Wellness.  Web page ( contains projects' information, educational materials and resources, links, partnerships and collaborations.

Personal Mission Statement: I will live life as best as I can guided by integrity, trustworthiness, competence and a learning mind. Roles that take priority in achieving my mission include wife and best friend to Arnold, mother to Kevin, aunt to Blake, sister and friend to Gwen and Richard, friend and support to extended family, and professional colleague and friend to mutual seekers of excellence. Am an American history buff and a fan of baseball. Professional Interests: Community food and nutrition education, food systems, food security, early childhood, older adults, and health and wellness education. Extension Interests: Collaboration, training and technical assistance with United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Programs. Current development efforts are focused on fruits and vegetables nutrition education.