Latina Author Lauds Salud America! Latino Childhood Obesity Video


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The dramatic Salud America! “Did You Know” Latino childhood obesity video, which frames the challenges of the epidemic, already has won several film awards and been seen more than 5,000 times on YouTube.

Now Latina author Barbara Trujillo Gomez has written about the video in a new blog post.

Trujillo Gomez, author of “…Barbara por Atras” A Latin Woman’s Guide to Fitness, wrote that the video sent chills up her spine and helped illustrate the reasons behind Latino childhood obesity.

How is it we can sit and continue to watch this happen? There is an epidemic in childhood obesity and Latinos are affected by far more so than non-Latino whites and African Americans. Our Latino kids are suffering from diabetes and heart disease, have a higher BMI, and indulging in junk food. Latinos kids are becoming less active and more involved in video games and social media. We need to educate and motivate.

Watch the video in English here or below, or in Spanish here.

The video was produced by Salud America!, which is led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.

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of Latino kids have obesity (compared to 11.7% of white kids)

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