Summit Tackles Latino Childhood Obesity Problems, Discusses Solutions


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summitcoverLet’s pretend you know nothing about Latino childhood obesity, but you want to learn.

What do you do first?

Google, of course. So you head online and type “Latino childhood obesity” in the search box.

The No. 1 search result is Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, followed by the Salud America! Latino childhood obesity video at No. 2.

The 3rd Annual Salud America! Scientific Summit on Sept. 14-16, 2011, in San Antonio, showcased several reasons why Salud America! is No. 1—the network continues to raise awareness of Latino childhood obesity, stimulate collaboration to combat the epidemic, and feature 20 research grantees.

The summit highlighted the work of the 20 grantees and innovative experts in Childhood Obesity Geographic Information Systems (GIS), targeted marketing, youth advocacy and text messaging among Latinos.

Read the Summit Report to see all the details.

Visit Salud America!, which is led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, to see the grantees, E-newsletters and more—and remember, it’s also easy to find us via Google.

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

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