What We Do: Target 6 Areas to Reverse Latino Childhood Obesity

At Salud America!, we focus on six key areas with the potential to reduce Latino childhood obesity. Explore each topic below or visit our Growing Healthy Change website to see how you can get involved!

 

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Poor Body Size Judgment Can Lead to Tolerance of Obesity, Says Study of Mostly Hispanics

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:17 Seven in every 10 obese adults underestimate how much someone weighs, according to a new study, Health Canal reports. The study, which analyzed the body image perceptions of 253 mothers and their children (82.2% of them Hispanic), found that mothers of overweight/obese...

Infographic: U.S. Latinos by the Numbers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 08:14 Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, doesn’t just celebrate the Latino culture. Did you know Sept. 15 is also the independence day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras, and Nicaragua? And that Mexico’s independence day is Sept. 16, and...

Tweetchat Today (9/16): How to Create a ‘Culture of Health’ for Latinos

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:01 Editor’s Note: #SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat hosted at 1 p.m. every Tuesday on Twitter by @SaludToday , the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind...

Study: More Latino Workers Died on the Job in 2013

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 07:57 More Latino workers died on the job last year, even though overall worker deaths declined, according to new federal statistics. Overall, 4,405 workers died from injuries sustained on the job in 2013, 223 fewer than in 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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