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 24th year, Kaua‘i 16 years, and Maui 13 years.
Oahu – 60th Annual
Prelim 1 - September 7th at Ala Moana Centertainment Stage at the 3rd Floor by Nordstrom, 10am - 12pm
Prelim 2 - Saturday, September 14th at Windward Mall, 10am-12pm, 10am - 12pm
Finals - Sunday, September 29th at Ala Moana Centertainment Stage at the 3rd floor by Nordstrom, 10am - 12pm
Eligible DOB: Eligible DOB: March 8, 2011 - September 7th, 2012
Big Island - 25th Annual
Saturday, October 19th, 10am at Prince Kuhio Plaza Center Court
Kaua'i – TBD
Maui – 14th Annual
Saturday, October 5th, 10am at 91st Maui Fair, Main Stage