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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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In 2010, the predominantly Latino city of Corpus Christi, Texas, was labeled the “fattest city in the nation” by Men’s H…Education, Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sarah Cantril started the Huerto de la Familia program to focus on boosting health equity by helping Latino families liv…Healthcare Access, Healthy Families & Schools
RJ Manchester and Erica Asti, staffers at the Florida Hospital for Children, along with Dr. Angela Fals and her team, sp…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Many Latino students don’t meet daily recommendations of physical activity because they lack access to quality activity…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
A farmer’s market is a lot of fun—for parents only, usually. Kids often just tag along, glumly, as their parents busily…Healthy Food
Many Latino kids live in “recreation deserts,” which lack access to safe, affordable physical activity opportunities. Th…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
What so great about beans? Grad student Kelly Atterberry and mentor Carol Miles have the answer in their new bean-based…Healthy Food
In a Florida school district that didn’t provide health classes in high schools, a health educator, Risa Berrin, and her…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Can a rap song or graffiti art help kids eat healthier? Dr. Kevin Strong wanted to give it a shot and compete with the u…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities