- Addressing Latino Childhood Obesity Through Research and Policy: Findings from the Salud America! Experience: Guided grocery store trips, menu labeling at restaurants, community gardens, and video-game-based exercise programs are among several promising, culturally appropriate ways to prevent obesity among Latino children, according to a collection of studies from Salud America! published in a supplement to the March 2013 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The supplement focuses on Salud America! achievements in the past five years and features 19 papers of groundbreaking research focused heavily on Latino culture, health, and policies in Latino communities across the nation.
- Salud America! Developing a National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda: Salud America! conducted a national Delphi survey among researchers and stakeholders to yield the first-ever National Latino Childhood Obesity Research Agenda. The agenda, published in the journal Health Education and Behavior in June 2011, provides a framework to stimulate research and collaboration among investigators, providers, and communities, and inform policy makers about the epidemic’s seriousness and specific needs for priority funding. The agenda ranks family as the main ecological level to prevent Latino childhood obesity—followed by community, school, society, and individual—and ranks top research priorities in each level.
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