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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Using Peer Mentors to Help Latino Students Deal with Asthma

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 07:41 Latino kids have higher rates of asthma than other groups. In Rhode Island, the asthma rate among students is 50% in some inner-city schools with large Latino populations, putting kids in danger of missing school and trekking to the emergency room. What’s a solution? A...

Zumba for Kids: ‘Ghostbusters’ and Other New Videos Push Fun Physical Activity

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 07:47 Check out these new videos that feature minority youths doing Zumba dance moves to inspire kids to have fun and be physically active, thanks to our friends at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Zumba dance blends upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow...

Latino Brings a Grocery Store to an Area in Need of Healthy Food

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 07:56 Albert Rodriguez, owner of MyTown Marketplace. Check out a new video that shows how a Latino, Albert Rodriguez, brought healthier food to his community of Highland Falls, New York. The community, which is about 19% Latino, lacks access to healthy food. Rodriguez’...

Study: Half of Hispanic Adults Will Develop Diabetes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 08:31 U.S. Hispanic men and women now have a 50% chance of developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetime, according to a new federal study, Medical News Today reports. The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology , examined years of diabetes incidence and...

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