Story: Latino Mom Found Help in Community


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Emilia, a Latina mother of four children, struggled with her oldest son’s weight issue. She found help at a free community mission in her Texas town called El Buen Samaritano.

The lesson Emilia learned in trying to help her son was that community resources are there for the taking. Why not get a little assistance from experts who are just waiting to help? Joining El Buen Samaritano also overhauled the family’s habits. They’ve gone from eating junk foods to healthy meals and now include exercise into their lifestyle.

Read more of their story at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Be Well Book, which tells mothers’ stories .

Watch their story below.

By The Numbers By The Numbers



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

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