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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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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
When Latino kids choose to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less soda and chips, they set a good example for fri…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Latino and African American youth as well as individuals belonging to a local coalition of health leaders joined forces…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
In the predominantly Latino city of El Paso, Texas, kids are priority No. 1 thanks to a community-school partnership tha…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
How do you get an entire city of people to get up and moving? Build them new trails and places to walk! That’s what happ…Green & Active Spaces
Improved technology, like smart phones and tablets, is often blamed for increasing unhealthy, sedentary lifestyles in ch…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities