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Meet the CHAP Summer Undergraduate Fellows of 2017

At the end of June 2017, the Fellows in the Child Heath Assessment in the Pacific (CHAP) Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program traveled to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for an intensive 10-day, hands-on training in anthropometric and dietary assessment methods for children. The Fellows worked together in small groups to master these techniques at a local childcare facility. Additionally, they experienced farm-to-plate implications, cultural contexts, graduate school and career opportunities, and performed volunteer work at Kokua Kalihi Valley and Paepae o He‘eia.

The Fellows included Charlene Rocimo from Chaminade University; Maria Dizon, Jesse DeLeon Guerrero, Allysha Lloren, and Andrea Loste from Northern Marianas College;  Ernest Aquino, Jarren Bautista, Ruth Jin, and Kasandra Quintal from University of Guam; and Makana Kahalewale from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

The CHAP Fellows learned how to take and record child anthropometric measurements from CHAP Co-Program Director and Instructor, Dr. Rachel Novotny, and CHAP Mentor, Dr. Tanisha Aflague.

Kokua Kalihi Valley taught the Fellows the importance of volunteerism in supporting local community health and land stewardship.

Each of the Fellows received their standardization certificates.

There was even a little time to jump around.