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!
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...
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...
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...
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...
Muchas familias latinas no tienen acceso a alimentos económicos saludables, pero una serie de iniciativas políticas y subsidios a los alimentos pueden mejorar el entorno alimentario y añadir más supermercados y mercados de agricultores en comunidades. Obtenga más información en este video o en los paquetes de la investigación Salud América! en www.salud-america.org/research
Many Latino families do not have access to healthy affordable foods, but a variety of policy initiatives and food subsidies may improve the food environment and add more supermarkets and farmers' markets in underserved communities. Find out more in this video or in the Salud America! research package on this topic at www.salud-america.org/research.
Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than the national average, but change in cost of sugary drinks could reduce consumption of added sugar. Find out more in this video or in the Salud America! research package on this topic at www.salud-america.org/research.
Como la mayoría de los productos alimenticios anunciados a los jóvenes son poco saludables y los jóvenes latinos están desproporcionadamente dirigidas con estos anuncios, existe la demanda de regulación de la industria de la publicidad. Obtenga más información en este video o en los paquetes de la investigación Salud América! en www.salud-america.org/research.