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“Obesity in Young is Seen as Falling in Several Cities”



For the first time in decades, childhood obesity rates are seen as falling in some cities across the country. Philedelphia stands out particularly because of the decrease seen in obese Latino children. Article cites soda tax as the deeper change that could be on the horizon to keep obesity rates ...

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“Outdoor fast food ads could promote obesity, study finds”



The type of lifestyle that parents of Latino children lead matters greatly, because parental food choices will influence a child's eating habits. Recently, researchers studied two densely populated areas in Los Angeles and New Orleans and found that there was a positive correlation between the number of food advertisements and body mass index (BMI) for individuals between the ages of 18-98. In areas where approximately 5,000 residents lived and where 30 percent of the ads were for food, the study found that an additional 100-150 individuals were obese. ...

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“Parent Spotlight: Claudia Muñoz”



Read about how Claudia Muñoz got involved with Parents United for Healthy Schools, through the Healthy Schools Campaign. ...

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“Park Committee addresses City Council”



Maria Lugo, Gerry Noriega, and residents from the St. James and Normoyle Park area address the city council to thank District 5 Councilman David Medina, for his efforts in securing funds from the 2012-2017 bond, for improvements to Normoyle Park. ...

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“Park Construction Begins!”



After 10 years of working to bring a park to their neighborhood, construction of the Santa Ana park that Latino Health Access and local moms fought for finally began. ...

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“MO Project 1 Winner: What We See in Santa Ana”



Young advocates received an award for their submission to the MO Project video contest. This video demonstrates many of the environmental factors which contribute to Latino childhood obesity. ...

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“Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Details of 50 Parks Initiative”



In 2009, the the city of Los Angeles conducted an assessment of it's parks and found that many low-income neighborhoods lacked sufficient park space and facilities. Now approximately $80.9 million in funding has been secured for the acquisition, design, and construction of these 50 new ...

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“Mueller neighborhood continues to grow “



In the east central area of Austin, what once use to be the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, has now become a popular neighborhood designed to promote walking and active living. The community which lays on 700 acres of land features more than 140 acres of park space and an easy to reach farmers market. At completion the Mueller community will contain more than 5,700 homes and of these, 25% will belong to the affordable housing program. ...

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“Meeting with City Hall officials in Amarillo”



At a meeting with city hall officials, BikeTexas representative Fernando Martinez expressed the need for bike lanes and routes surrounding all Amarillo schools. At the time the Amarillo Bike Routes Plan included plans for routes surrounding five elementary schools and one middle ...

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