Latinos, Make Your Voice Heard on How to Create Healthier Schools, Communities


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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched a special online forum to start an open dialogue about the best ways to implement their six policy priorities for reversing the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015, including creating healthier schools and communities.

The discussion forum consists of six topic threads—one for each policy priority:

  • Built environmen​t
  • High-quali​ty, affordable foods in communitie​s
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Food and beverages in schools
  • Physical activity in school
  • Marketing to children

Latinos, this is a perfect opportunity to weigh in with your throughts on efforts to solve childhood obesity.

Please don’t hesitate to visit the RWJF site and enter your comments—RWJF staff members are acting as hosts and will post messages frequently to respond to comments and offer their own thoughts.

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

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One Response to “15,238 People Commented on WIC Food Package Changes!”

  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.