Having a healthy and balanced diet has important benefits to a person's health and can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and obesity.


STRIVE San Diego!, a program of Operation Samahan, Inc. (OSI), works closely with restaurants, farmer’s markets, and grocery stores to improve nutrition and

promote healthy living to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The San Diego Asian Pacific Islander

Community Health Network (SDAPI) is a network of community-based organizations in San Diego that aims to

improve Asian and Pacific Islander (API) health outcomes and community voice.


With its early beginnings , STRIVE San Diego! was part of a select group of community-based organizations funded through

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Community Health (DCH) to provide a high impact

program to reduce health disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

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Our Interventions

To increase and encourage eating healthy foods, SDAPI's Strategies to Research and Implement the Vision of Health Equity (STRIVE San Diego) project includes three sites of intervention:

The first outlet is working with local API restaurants to offer healthier dishes and display nutritional information. Our team of nutrition and health experts and our community leaders provide technical assistance to chefs and restaurant owners to not only ensure that dishes taste good, but are healthy for you too.
Farmers Markets
Another site is farmers markets, where our team will be working closely with the market managers to install EBT systems, provide nutritional labeling for produce, and food education through food samplings and pamphlets.
Grocery Stores
Lastly, we will be working with grocery stores to promote the purchase of produce by providing posters, nutrition labeling, and food demonstrations.
Restaurant Partners
Farmers Market Partners
Grocery Store Partner

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