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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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...

San Antonio Researcher Named to U.S. Minority Health Committee

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 10:09 Dr. Cynthia Mojica Dr. Cynthia Mojica, a researcher at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, is among five new appointees to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health for the Office of Minority Health at the...

How to Tackle Mental Health Issues in Spanish-Speaking Communities

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 08:36 More than 16% of Hispanic adults experienced a mental illness during the previous year, and communities of color are more likely to lack access to care to meet their behavioral health needs, according to federal data. This makes mental health awareness important in...

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