By The Numbers

Check out the latest data on Latino childhood health.

84

percent

of Latino parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

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10

fewer minutes

Girls in Latino majority schools engaged in 10 fewer minutes of vigorous activity than girls at white majority schools.

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37

percent

improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness after 16-walking walking program.

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3.5

times

When vending machines were available, Latino students were 3.5 times more likely to buy snacks and beverages for lunch than white students.

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115

percent

students had a 115% increase in physical activity on days with 60 minutes of PE, lunch recess and extra recess.

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1.71

to 1.38

Students consumption of sugary drinks declined when banned from school.

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158

fewer calories

Students at schools with stricter food and drink nutrition standards consumed 158 fewer calories

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24

percent

of U.S. public school students are Latino.

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50

percent

Students consume up to half their daily calories at school.

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