Healthy Food

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Fast food and corner stores outnumber supermarkets and farmers’ markets in many Latino neighborhoods.

This results in overconsumption of unhealthy foods.

Fortunately, healthy food financing initiatives can boost access to healthy, affordable foods by way of supermarkets, farmers’ markets, and corner stores

Also, strategies are emerging to reduce sugary drink consumption and increase access to water for Latino and all kids.

Explore Research: Food & Latino Kids

Explore Research: Sugary Drinks & Latino Kids

Take action for better food and drinks for Latinos!

Fruits, veggies, water, and other health options are often unavailable. Here are ways you can help.

Get more water for kids

See our recent #SaludWater health campaign, which promotes awareness and grassroots actions to inspire local change to give Latino children more access to drinking water!

Add healty food

Latino kids’ body weight outcomes improved when the number of supermarkets in their area increased. There are many more ways inject healthier options at corners stores and farmers markets!

Start a community garden

Check out how people have started community gardens to bring residents together to boost local access to fresh produce, and find resources and inspiration to do the same in your area!

Get ideas to add better food!

Salud Hero Success Stories

Health Worker Alma Galvez Helps Families ‘Rethink’ Their Sugary Drink

Alma Galvez was sick of seeing a growing number of overweight Latino child patients at her clinic in Minneapolis, Minn. (10.5% Latino ...

40

PERCENT

OF LATINO CHILDREN ARE OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE (COMPARED TO 32% OF ALL U.S. CHILDREN)

50

percent

of U.S. Latino children are served by the WIC program.

74

percent

of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids).

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