Stirring “¿Sabía Usted?” Latino Childhood Obesity Video Wins Awards


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A dramatic video that uses shocking statistics and actual child voices to document the multi-faceted epidemic of Latino childhood obesity is earning prestigious film awards and recognition for the Institute for Health Promotion (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

The video, titled “Did You Know?/¿Sabía Usted?” and developed by the IHPR’s Salud America! program, has won awards from the 2010 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, 2010 Aegis Video & Film Production Awards and the 31st Annual Telly Awards:

  • Gold World Medal, “Human Concerns,” New York Festivals International
    Television & Film Awards, May 3
  • Winner, “Training/Education,” Aegis Video & Film Production Awards, May 1
  • Bronze, “Non-Broadcast Production – Use of Music,” Telly Awards, Feb. 14
  • Bronze, “TV Programs, Segments or Promotional Pieces – Use of Graphics,” Telly Awards, Feb. 14

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The video was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children.

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

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