What We Do: 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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Study: Hispanics, Minorities More Likely to Gain Weight in Childhood

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 07:37 Hispanics, blacks, and American Indians were more likely to surpass a normal weight by age 18 than whites were, which increases their risk of adult obesity, according to a new study, HealthDay reports . The study, unveiled at an American Heart Association meeting March...

Study: Hispanic Kids Have Twice as Many Untreated Cavities as White Kids

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:21 Hispanic children have twice as many untreated cavities in their permanent teeth than white children, according to a new study. The study, which examined 3,300 kids and was led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has good news overall: the number of...

Study: Latina Moms 15 Times More Likely to Give Their Toddlers Coffee

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 08:21 Latina moms are 15 times more likely to give their toddlers coffee, according to a new study, VoxxiNews reports . The study found that 2% of infants were drinking coffee and 15% of 2-year-olds drink as much as four ounces of coffee a day, and that Latina moms were more...

Help (and Inspiration) for Latinos with Vision Loss

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:03 Watch how Cesar Baena faces his day to day with low vision. Latinos have some of the highest rates of visual impairment and blindness, studies show. For those with low vision, the leading cause of vision loss in adults, it’s difficult to see even with regular glasses,...

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