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How the Price of Sugary Drinks Impacts Latino Child Health

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:16 What would happen if the price of sugary drinks went up? Two models have estimated that a 10% increase in soft drink prices would lead to a reduction in soft drink consumption of between 7.9% and 12.1%, which could ultimately improve people’s health. These data are...

Tweetchat 12/13: A Healthy Holiday How-To

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:57 You don’t need us to tell you how stressful the holidays can be. So how can we work together to turn the holiday season into a heart-healthy, less-stressed holiday for Latinos, who are at high risk of diabetes and unhealthy weight? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec...

Water and the Health of Latino Kids

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 08:16 Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary drink intake among Latino kids, according to new...

Sugary Drinks Can Seriously Impact Health for Latino Preschoolers

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 07:31 Sugary drinks are a rising threat to the health of Latino preschoolers. Being Latino and drinking sugary beverages at least once in the past week were associated with 2.3 times the odds of severe obesity in kindergarten, which can lead to obesity-related diseases,...

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