Category Archives: APIOPA

Results from the Victoria Park Community Survey

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The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), along with our community-based partners Guam Communications Network (GCN) and Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), are proud to present the results of our community survey of the Pacific Islander community in Carson.

This survey was done as a part of our First 5 LA-funded project around Safe, Active Family Environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders (SAFE for APIs), which is a project where we are advocating that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles for API community members.

In this report compiled by our researcher Brittany Morey, there is in-depth analysis of thoughts and perceptions of neighborhood parks in the growing Pacific Islander community in Carson, CA. With the help of Chamorro community members as interviewers, we were able to compile over 40 surveys from the local community, and find some very staggering results.

Key Findings: Continue reading

Results from the Lennox Park Community Survey!

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The Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA), along with our community-based partners Guam Communications Network (GCN) and Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC), are proud to present the results of our community survey of the Pacific Islander community in Lennox.

This survey was done as a part of our First 5 LA-funded project around Safe, Active Family Environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders (SAFE for APIs), which is a project where we are advocating that public parks adopt standards for safety, cleanliness and culturally competent family programming to promote active and healthy lifestyles for API community members.

In this report compiled by our researcher Brittany Morey, there is in-depth analysis of thoughts and perceptions of neighborhood parks in the growing Tongan community in Lennox, CA. With the help of Tongan youth interviewers, we were able to compile over 40 surveys from the local community, and find some very staggering results. Continue reading

Breadfruit with Coconut Cream (Taufolo Niu)

The Recipe (From http://polynesiankitchen.blogspot.com/2011/05/breadfruit-with-coconut-cream-taufolo.html)

1 whole breadfruit peeled, about 3 pounds (beginning to soften)
3 cups (canned) coconut cream

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover breadfruit in foil and
  • Bake breadfruit for 1 hour, or until a fork can be inserted easily.
  • Cut the breadfruit in half, remove the core and skin; mash the breadfruit in a bowl.
  • Warm the coconut cream over medium low heat until just simmering.
  • While the mashed breadfruit is still hot, make a well in the center of the mashed breadfruit and pour in the hot coconut cream.
  • Mix this well until liquid is absorbed.
  • Mold into small tablespoon sized balls and serve warm, coated with more warm coconut milk. Continue reading