Good Eats, Safe Streets (GESS)

Good Eats, Safe Streets sets aside the month of July as a time to focus on how place and culture impact Asian American, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders accessing the things we need to make healthy eating and active living part of our lives and communities.

Good Eats are healthy, affordable, non-contaminated, culturally-familiar foods that make our families and communities stronger. We recognize that Good Eats can be served in the school lunchroom, in WIC baskets, at church potlucks, and at our community gatherings – but only if we demand them from food manufacturers and retailers. During this month of activities, we’ll highlight where Good Eats can be found and their importance to our communities.

Safe Streets are outdoor places that are clean, free of crime and pollution, and allow us to move our bodies for recreation (like yoga, tai chi, and sports), as well as for everyday transportation (like walking and biking). When streets are safe for physical activities, living healthy becomes easier and more accessible.

Share & Shout #GESSJuly
Share the fun and shout about what you think should be done to make healthy eating and active living a larger part of AANHPI lives and communities by posting a “healthy selfie” to #GESSJuly on Twitter and Instagram.

Good Eats, Safe Streets is a collaborative program of Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership(APPEAL), together with Asian Services In Action, Families in Good Health, Hui Malama, HOPE Clinic, the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Palau, and the Guam Communication Network.