Feeding the NHPI Community During A Pandemic
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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 after injuries. To make this […]
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 at first to be thrown […]
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 fruit and vegetable intake, reducing […]
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 taught me a ton about […]
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 benefits, such as medical and […]
Launch of Foods Roots Produce Pantry with KIWA!
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our first Food Roots Produce Pantry project in partnership with Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance! Read more in the press release below (PDF): API FORWARD MOVEMENT LAUNCHES FRESH PRODUCE PANTRY WITH KOREATOWN IMMIGRANT WORKERS ALLIANCE Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM), a Los Angeles-based community health organization, is launching […]