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Black Lives Matter

We at APIFM, stand together with our Black community, and other communities who are protesting and grieving the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Racism, violence and trauma are public health issues, and must be addressed alongside the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,…...

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My Experience as an APIFM Intern

By Zihan Zhou My name is Zihan Zhou (she/her) and I am a senior undergraduate student at UCLA, majoring in physiological science and minoring in Asian American Studies. My career interests include community health, health education, health equity in the AANHPI community, and mentorship opportunities and I was so glad…...

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Reflection on My APIFM Internship

By Jeanelle Daus Hi everyone, I’m Jeanelle Daus and I was an intern at APIFM this past Winter Quarter for UCLA. I am a fourth year Biology Major and Asian American Studies Minor in hopes to go into the Public Health field to make resources, such as health and education,…...

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RECIPE: Soba Noodle Salad

Ingredients: Soba Noodles Romaine Lettuce 1 Bell Pepper 1/2 Red Onion 1 Cucumber 1 Persimmon 1 Asian Pear (any seasonal fruit works! Strawberries for Summer, Asian Pear for Fall, etc) Ingredients for Dressing: 1/2 cup Olive Oil 1/4 cup Sesame Oil 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 1/2 cup Vinegar 1 tsp…...

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Testimonies of the San Gabriel Mountains

Over 15 million people live within 90 minutes of the San Gabriel Mountains (SGM). Additionally, 3.5 to 4 million people visit the SGM National Monument each year! Each experience in the SGM is different, so take a peak at the memories that other folx have created there. All testimonies are…...

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The Latest on the Outbreak of Lung Injury

By Michelle Wong The vaping trend is rapidly rising, and teens are paying the price. E-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco products among U.S. youth since 2014.1 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared that “E-cigarettes are not safe for youth.”2 Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine,…...

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A Successful Summer Mixer

By Courtney Shojinaga Last month, our team hosted a mixer at Wolf and Crane Bar in Little Tokyo. Getting the location ready for the event was a busy time, with people organizing tables of fresh produce and food from local businesses, creating prize bags, and setting out pins and t-shirts…...

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‘Tis the Season of Stone Fruits!

By Courtney Shojinaga The students at KYCC Kids Town have completed a lesson on peaches, which included tasting white, yellow, and donut peaches. One parent shared that her daughter couldn’t stop talking about the donut peaches at home- a fruit that even the mother didn’t know about! This lesson also…...

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Reflection on My APIFM Internship

By Victoria Tan My name is Victoria and I was an intern at APIFM this past summer. I am a Masters of Health student at UCLA and have previously worked in the mental health field. My career interests center on immigrant health issues, specifically Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian…...

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Parents from Garvey Unified School District Head Start Learn About Whole Grains

Written by Corina Penaia From September 2018 to June 2019, APIFM partnered with Garvey Unified School District’s Head Start program to offer a nutrition education series that integrated farm-to-school produce distribution! in one of our monthly nutrition workshops parents learned about the benefits of consuming whole grains. Whole grains contain…...

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