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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Infographic: Latinos Suffer More Diabetes, Obesity, Certain Cancers, and Other Conditions

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 17:00 Did you know Latinos suffer more from certain diseases? For example, Latinos are 45% more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer, 65% more likely to be diabetic, and six times as likely to have tuberculosis than Whites. These health disparities are captured in a...

Study: Many Overweight Children Have Inaccurate Ideas about their Weight

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 15:31 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 48% of obese boys and 36% of obese girls think their weight is “about right.” Among kids and teens who were merely overweight, 81% of boys and 71% of girls also judged their weight to be “about right.” This...

School lunches are healthier now – but do kids like them? Study says Yes.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 08:59 We all know that healthier school meals improve kids’ diets. But did you know kids’ like them? The first national surveys of school leaders show that the majority of students like the new healthier lunches schools are offering after USDA’s improved nutrition standards...

A Candid Conversation About Childhood Obesity with TEDMED

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 15:55 The national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, but rates are still far too high – and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities persist with more than 39% of Latino kids overweight or obese. What needs to happen to show bigger results, faster? Join leaders...

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