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HEAL Intern Spotlight: Leon Foster

What have you been doing as an intern with APIFM? While working with APIFM, I was part of numerous nutrition workshops tailored to older adults and young children. These workshops were no more than a hour long and contained tastings, demos, games, and review questions. It was a little nerve-racking…...

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API Foward Movement Lauches Healthy Eating Workshops at Castelar Elementary in LA Chinatown

Download this press release as a PDF. In late January 2019, Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM) launched multiple healthy eating workshop series at Castelar Elementary School in Los Angeles’s Chinatown neighborhood. Each series is at least six weeks long, and aims to promote healthy eating behaviors such as increasing…...

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Walk the Walk – Week 3 Results

#walkthewalk Updated: February 22, 2019 at 10:12pm How y’all feeling? Gosh has February been brutal huh? Rain. Cold. SNOW. The elements are out there against us to get steps this month! If you haven’t already, join our Facebook group to hear about the latest updates, events to get some steps, encouragement, and…...

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Walk the Walk – Week 2 Results

#walkthewalk Updated: February 15, 2019 at 6pm Okay so week 2 is where #walkthewalk gets reaalllyyyy interesting. BTW if you haven’t already, join our Facebook group to hear about the latest updates, events to get some steps, encouragement, and of course…smack talk! Individual League We started this league with 20 folks, and…...

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Walk the Walk – Week 1 Results

#walkthewalk Updated: February 11, 2019 at 12pm And we are back for another year of Walk the Walk, aka finding new ways to squeeze steps in whenever possible! It’s only the end of week 1 and I have heard some interesting ways folks are upping their step game (especially in…...

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Walking the Walk in February

A regularly updated list of things you and your team can do to up those step counts in the month of February! February 2 Museums Annual Free-For-All Day: More info about a slew of So Cal museums that are free for you and your team to get some easy steps in. February 3 Museums Annual…...

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2018 Taiwan Trip Recap

By Kyle Tsukahira Back in September 2018 APIFM Program Manager Kyle Tsukahira had the opportunity to travel to Taiwan in order to facilitate an series of air quality workshops for students from Wu Ling High School in Taoyuan City and 15 teachers from different schools around Taiwan who are participating…...

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6 Do’s and Don’ts of CalFresh Benefits

By Finola Rodriguez, APIFM Health Educator Freshly graduated from UC Irvine, I was recruited by Americorps to be an academic interventionist for 11 middle schoolers in South LA. Knowing I would survive on a modest bi-weekly stipend, I was encouraged to sign up for food stamps, which in the end…...

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My APIFM internship experience – Jingtian Wu

During my internship, my favorite activity was APIFM’s produce stand at Little Tokyo. It provides fresh produce to local residences, and it educates local businesses about the fact that a lot of people are receiving government benefits. It unites the community together. By tracking how many people are on governmental…...

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Farm to Chopsticks Awardee: Ken Lee

By Kyle Tsukahira We are so excited to honor local farmer Ken Lee this year at Farm to Chopsticks. We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Ken for the past 2 years to source organic citrus and stone fruit from his family farm located in Reedly, CA called Top Notch…...

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