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Child Healthy Living

Promote healthy young children through obesity prevention skills…

Children’s Healthy Living Summer Institute (online)

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Join this unique program to attain the knowledge and techniques to become leaders in promoting child health in the Pacific. The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoaʻs Childrenʻs Healthy Living Summer Institute (CHL SI) will help you build the strategic and critical thinking skills to be a leader in the region and engage in an established, well connected program.

The CHL SI undergraduate program provides an academic course of study aimed at prevention of childhood obesity and the promotion of child health. Upon completion, students will have the skills to assess, monitor and deliver culturally appropriate and regionally relevant child obesity prevention-related programs in a globally relevant and locally applicable training. A certificate of completion is awarded to students who successfully complete the program.

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The CHL SI is delivered fully online and in an on-demand, self-guided manner, allowing students to complete material at their own pace within specified time frames. This offers the greatest flexibility for students in the Pacific, a region that spans more than seven time zones and the international date line. Students participate in place-based curriculum, guided by instructors with extensive knowledge and partnerships with organizations that focus on child health. This offers students a wider network, and access to leading experts in the field and the region. For further information on the CHL SI, please visit the program website.



Summer Courses

CHL SI is offering 8 courses completely online during summer 2017. Courses include the Science of Human Nutrition (Adapted for the Pacific), Lifespan Nutrition, Childhood Anthropometric and Dietary Assessment Field Techniques, Childhood Health and Nutrition Monitoring in the Pacific, Applied Professional Skills in Nutrition, Culture and Child Health in the Pacific, and Foundations of Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Pacific.

FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition (3 credits)
Summer 1 (May 22– June 30, 2017)
Dr. Monica Esquivel
Summer 2 (July 3– August 11, 2017)
Dr. Monica Esquivel

This course provides an introduction to nutrition, emphasizing nutrient requirements of healthy individuals, food sources, and functions of nutrients, with an integration of Pacific-focused, natural science concepts. This course will also fulfill the Diversification – Biological Sciences (DB) and the Hawaiʻi, Asia, Pacific Issues (HAP) general education requirements.

FSHN 455 Childhood Anthropometric and Dietary Assessment Field Techniques (1 credit)
Summer 1 (May 22–June 30, 2017)
Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla

This course simulates hands on training in the techniques used to measure body composition and collect dietary intake information with a particular emphasis on children. Pre: B or better in 185; or consent.

FSHN 491 (601) Applied Professional Skills in Nutrition (1 credit)
Summer 1 (May 22–June 30, 2017)
Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla

This course provides students with an opportunity to apply skills in technology, research, and career development. Students will become more familiar with identifying evidence-based information and demonstrating their academic skill sets for future professional success through the use of technology.

FSHN 370 Lifespan Nutrition (3 credits)
Summer 2 (July 3–August 11, 2017)
Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla

Nutritional requirements and food needs during infancy, early childhood and adolescence, and aging. Pre: C or better in CHEM 161/161L, B or better in 185; or consent. Co-requisite: PHYL 142/142L, or consent. This course will fulfill the Diversification – Biological Sciences (DB) and Writing Intensive (WI) general education requirements.

FSHN 491 (702) Foundations of Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Pacific (3 credits)
Summer 2 (July 3–August 11, 2017)
Jeannie Butel

A basic overview of the causes and effects of childhood obesity, evidence-based approaches, community-based research, and policies to prevent childhood obesity as it relates to the Pacific region.

FSHN 456 Child Health and Nutrition Monitoring in the Pacific (1 credit)
Summer 2 (July 3–August 11, 2017)
Dr. Monica Esquivel

Explores the topics of current nutritional surveillance and monitoring systems, nutritional epidemiology and biostatistics, and the use of software for childhood health monitoring. Pre: B or better in 185; or consent.

FSHN 491 (701) Culture and Child Health in the Pacific (3 credits)
Summer 2 (July 3–August 11, 2017)
Cyndy Endrizal

Introduces the health needs of the Native Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Islander populations of Hawaiʻi and the greater Pacific through a culturally-framed lens. After completion you will have the skills to be a culturally adaptive health practitioner.



Meet Your Instructors

MFialkowski

Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla is a Native Hawaiian Assistant Professor in Human Nutrition and a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She specializes in nutritional assessment and delivering nutrition education for the Pacific. Dr. Fialkowski has been teaching Pacific introductory nutrition online since 2013 and has been nominated for two online teaching awards at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Dr. Fialkowski resides in Ahuimanu on the windward side of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, and enjoys running and working on the family farm in Wai‘ahole Valley.

MEsquivel

Dr. Monica Esquivel is a Nutrition Instructor, Junior Researcher, and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She teaches both Medical Nutrition Therapy and Human Nutrition. She works with local agencies in Hawai‘i to support environmental and policy approaches to promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children. Dr. Esquivel’s free time is spent outrigger canoe paddling with Lanikai Canoe Club or surfing at Pokai Bay on West O‘ahu.

JButel

Jeannie Butel is working on her doctorate in Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is a Junior Researcher, and was the CHL Intervention Coordinator. She has taught both the CHL seminar and the Introduction to Public Health courses. Her work focuses on building capacity, empowering people to take action, and connecting people to place so they can make positive changes in their community. Jeannie volunteers with community groups and likes to spend time outdoors.

CKahalewale

Cyndy Endrizal is working on her doctorate in Clinical Research in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Department of John A. Burns School of Medicine. She has been a practicing dietitian in Hawai‘i for over 20 years in acute care and renal dialysis. As an instructor since 2006, Cyndy has taught courses in Medical Nutrition Therapy and Human Nutrition; and guest lectured for many programs such as the University of Hawai‘i Nursing Program. Her current passion and research involves defining tools and techniques that may enhance clinical practice by providing more culturally relevant health care.



Please monitor the University of Hawaiʻi Outreach College this Summer Spotlight page or visit the CHL SI website for information on other courses that will be offered in future summers. In summer 2018 we plan to offer a Practicum in Child Obesity Prevention.

For more information, contact Dr. Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla at mariekf@hawaii.edu or 808-956-8337.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 22 – June 30, 2017
  • Summer 2
    July 3 – August 11, 2017
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 22 – August 11, 2017

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 7
    UHM Continuing
    March 8
    New or Visiting
    March 14

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221

Email: ochelp@hawaii.edu

Web: outreach.hawaii.edu