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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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Kizuna Workshop

By Courtney Shojinaga This past week, Kyle and I had the honor of being guest speakers at NCI: an 8 week summer internship through Kizuna. The 13 interns were growing into our next generation of community leaders, learning about their ethnic identity and increasing awareness of Asian American communities and…...

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A Cig-nal for Others to Follow!

By: Emily Pham California is a pioneer in the development and implementation of anti-smoking legislation. In 1998, it was the first state to prohibit indoor smoking in public places to reduce secondhand smoke; more recently, the state has placed an excise tax on cigarettes and expanded smoke laws to include…...

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It’s Finally Summer!

We recently had to say good-bye to our Kid’s Town graduating students who will be moving onto kindergarten, but are so glad they were able to create fun memories in the school garden with us. We recently completed a lesson on purple rice! The students were eager to share the…...

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Let’s Learn about Edamame!

By Courtney Shojinaga, Health Educator Whether mixed in with rice or served fresh out of the pods, edamame is a classic snack among API communities. Recently, the students at KYCC Kid’s Town completed a lesson on this vegetable! They learned that edamame is a great source of protein, which helps…...

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Ulam, Malunggay, and MyPlate: Creating a Culturally Tailored Health Educator Guide for Filipino Americans

by Jamie Michelle Prudencio My name is Jamie Michelle Prudencio, a third-year Public Health major at California State University, Northridge. Growing up as a daughter of Filipino immigrants, I lived in Historic Filipinotown, where my parents both worked two jobs. My parents attempted to make homemade meals but with their…...

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A Farewell from Scott

Hello friends and family,  I have bittersweet news to share. June 7th will be my last day with API Forward Movement. After nearly 8 years here, I will be transitioning out of my role as Director, and moving to an exciting new opportunity at LA County Department of Public Health.…...

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Local Leadership, Global Impact

Over the last 7 years, APIFM has been a leader on addressing air pollution in the San Gabriel Valley. Working in partnership with youth and local communtiy leaders, we have not only done education workshops for our region, but also have established an entire grid of air pollution sensors to…...

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Learning About Kale at KYCC’s Kids Town

By Courtney Shojinaga, Health Educator For the past three weeks, the preschoolers at KYCC have learning about one of the vegetables that they are growing in their own garden- kale! One health benefit of kale is its high content of Vitamin K, which aids with the formation of blood clots…...

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Kevin Goes to Sacramento

Last week APIFM staffer Kevin Liao made his first-ever legislative visit at an advocacy day hosted by our friends, the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. APIFM has been a long-time member of CPEHN’s Having Our Say coalition, which brings state-wide nonprofit partners together to discuss key issues impacting communities of color…...

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