Healthy Child

Latino moms and babies face a tough challenge when in comes to reaching a healthy weight.

Cultural habits influence diet and physical activity in Latina moms-to-be. New moms face barriers to breastfeeding and good baby health habits at home, at work, and in childcare.

As a result, Latino kids face high risk of unhealthy weight and diabetes, even before they turn 5.

Research Explore: Latina Mom and Baby Health

Take action to help Latino moms and babies!

The pre-K years are big for achieving healthy weight later in life. Here are ways you can help.


Brain development. Infection-fighting. Breastfeeding can improve these, and more. Check out stories about and resources for promoting breastfeeding among Latinos in communities!

Push early childhood education

Learn how programs and schools are promoting early childhood education to help Latino children and families achieve their full potential as children and into adulthood.

Get pre-K

See how people are pushing to improve access to preschool for Latino children, and find data and resources on the latest policies and programs.

Get ideas to boost child health!

Salud Hero Success Stories

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Children exposed to 3+ ACEs had attention problems and aggression in kindergarten.



Children exposed to 3+ ACEs had below average language & math skills in kindergarten.



of children under 5, across 8 states, live in child care deserts.

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