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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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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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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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Pop-Up Produce Stand at Beardslee

Have ya heard? We have a brand-new partnership with Beardslee Elementary School and City of Hope National Medical Center to host a pop-up produce stand! Once a month, we are bringing fresh produce from the farmers we work with through Food Roots to source 150 pounds of yummy fruits and…...

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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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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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