The very first Healthy Baby Contest in Hawai‘i took place in 1953 and was produced by the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees to promote healthy families in Hawai‘i.
Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i has been the title sponsor of the O‘ahu Healthy Baby Contest for decades, and through a few incarnations. Back in 1953 the company was known as the Dairymen’s Association, Ltd. In 1959 the company’s name changed to Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i, and the name for the O‘ahu Healthy Baby Contest followed suit. Later in 1986 the event was sponsored by Borden, Inc., which was the parent company of Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i at the time.
The Dairymen’s Association’s sponsorship of the original Healthy Baby Contest aligned with its community initiatives at the time ― to raise awareness amongst Hawai‘i families of the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyles. The organization had already been taking a proactive approach in communicating and reaching out to Hawai‘i families and keiki when it introduced Lani Moo, its Ambassador of Good Health and Nutrition, in 1949.
Meadow Gold Dairies Hawai‘i continued to uphold the vision and beliefs of its founders through the expansion of the Healthy Baby Contest program to the Neighbor Island communities it serves. The Big Island Healthy Baby Contest is now in its 25th year, Kaua‘i 17 years, and Maui 14 years.
Oahu – 60th Annual
Prelim 1 - Saturday, September 7, Windward Mall, 10am - 12pm
Prelim 2 - Saturday, September 14, Ala Moana Centertainment Stage at the 3rd floor by Nordstrom, 10am - 12pm
Prelim 3 - Saturday, September 21, Kahala Mall, 10am - 12pm
Sunday, September 29, Ala Moana Centertainment Stage at the 3rd floor by Nordstrom, 10am - 12pm
Eligible DOB: March 8, 2011 through September 8, 2012
People's Choice (On-line Photo Contest): July 29 – September 6, 2013
People's Choice Voting period: September 9 - September 21, 2013. More details
Entry period: Online registrations are closed.
Big Island - 25th Annual
- Prelim 1 - Saturday, September 7, Windward Mall, 11am. .
- Prelim 2 - Saturday, September 14, Ala Moana Centertainment Stage at the 3rd floor by Nordstrom, 11am. .
- Prelim 3 - Saturday, September 21, Kahala Mall, 11am. .
Saturday, October 19th at the Prince Kuhio Plaza Center Court
Check-in begins approximately at 8:45 AM
Program begins at 10:00 AM
Online registration launch Monday, August 19, 2013
Hard copy registration launch Monday, September 2, 2013
Registration ends Friday, October 11, 2013
Eligible Birth Period: June 19, 2011 through October 19, 2012
Kaua'i – 17th Annual
Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair
Check-in begins at 4:00 PM
Program begins at 4:30 PM
Registration launch Monday, June 17, 2013
Registration ends Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Eligible Birth Period: February 24, 2011 through August 24, 2012
Maui – 14th Annual
Saturday, October 5 2013 at the 91st Maui Fair, Main Stage
Check in: 9:00 am
Program: 10:00 am
Registration Launch: August 30, 2013
Registration ends: September 20, 2013
Eligible Birth Period: April 5, 2011 and October 5, 2012 (age 12 to 30 months)