Latina Chef’s Bilingual Recipes Aim to Help Latinos Manage Diabetes

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Leticia Moreinos Schwartz

Chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz has teamed up with Merck on the Cuida Tu Diabetes, Cuida Tu Corazón campaign to help Latinos learn how to better manage their diabetes.

U.S. Latinos have a 66% higher risk of a diabetes diagnosis than non-Latinos.

At the campaign website, Chef Leticia shares bilingual recipes and information on how small lifestyle changes and healthier eating can help manage the disease—while also maintaining the flavor of traditional Latino dishes.

“My grandfather died from complications from his type 2 diabetes so I know how important it is for people living with type 2 diabetes to manage their disease to help reduce their risk of serious complications, such as heart disease and stroke,” she said.

“In the Hispanic community, we all take to heart our families, our food, our culture, and our community activities, and diabetes impacts all of these aspects of our lives.”

By The Numbers By The Numbers

20.7

percent

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

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