Grantee Research

Latino Children Face Many Barriers to Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Dr. Myriam Torres, University of South Carolina

“Juntas Podemos [Together We Can]: Empowering Latinas To Shape Policy To Prevent Childhood Obesity”

This Salud America! pilot project brought together public health researchers, community leaders and Latino families to study and develop effective policy recommendations regarding physical activity among Latino children from a growing immigrant settlement in West Columbia, South Carolina. Researchers utilized Photovoice to collect data from Latina mothers and interviewed community stakeholders. Recommendations regarding physical activity and nutrition among children will be developed in collaboration with Latina mothers from West Columbia, South Carolina. Photovoice is a community-based participatory research strategy that combines photography with grassroots action to identify health issues.

Research Category: Latino Families