Report: Nearly 1/2 of Latino Kids in Texas are Overweight or Obese

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Latino children are disproportionately affected by high rates of obesity. In the U.S. today, nearly 40% of Latino kids (ages 2-19 years) are overweight or obese. Among 2-5 year olds, nearly 30% of Latino kids compared to only 21% of non-Hispanic white children are obese.

According to a 2011 report from the Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT), nearly 1/2 of all Latino children in Texas are overweight obese.

To learn more about childhood obesity  in Texas read the full report here.

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84

percent

of Latino parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

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