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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  1. Grant Featherston

    Our district has a large percentage of disadvantaged families and students that qualify for free or reduced lunches. We experience many students that need snacks or food supplements during the day to keep them focused and alert. They do not have the financial means to purchase items from a vending machine or even bring food items from home to prevent hunger issues while in attendance during a school day. We worry there are no food items during the weekend to help subside hunger issues for families. A food pantry on our campus would certainly help bridge this nutrition concern with many our students.