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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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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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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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Gardening 101

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Flavored Water Recipes

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Yoga – Downward Dog

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Yoga – Warrior Pose

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Yoga – Cat Cow

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