VIDEO: Challenges to Healthy Eating Along the Texas-Mexico Border


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Food access and mobile food vendors make eating healthy food a challenge in Texas colonias—rural, predominantly Latino settlements along the U.S.-Mexican border that often lack water, electricity, and other infrastructure.

Check out a video discussion of colonia issues with Dr. Joseph Sharkey, a professor at The Texas A&M Health Sciences Center and a Healthy Eating Research grantee.

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

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