Salud America! a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, has received a one-year, $1.3 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop new evidence and educational content that empowers people to drive healthy policy changes for the health of Latino children.
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A national health survey released by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed high and unchanged prevalence of obesity for all age groups in the United States except for children between the ages of two and five, among whom obesity rates dropped by 43 percent throughout the past decade. Dr.
Written by UT Health Scie… on Jul 25 2013 - 3:27pm
Studies suggest that Latino kids have fewer opportunities to engage in physical activity than their white counterparts. Latino kids also are less likely than white kids to meet federal recommendations of at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day due to fewer parks and other active spaces, fewer school- or community-based physical activity programs, and differing parenting styles.
Written by Elizabeth Allen on Jun 13 2013 - 11:25am
New research review, video and infographic show how health food financing initiatives can help address Latino childhood obesity Latino neighborhoods tend to have more fast-food restaurants and snack vendors than supermarkets and farmers’ markets, meaning many Latino families do not have access to affordable foods needed for healthy diets.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jul 30 2010 - 3:58pm
Looking for a playground in your neighborhood? KaBOOM, a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America's children, has a map that is searchable by city or Zip Code so you can find the nearest play area to you.According to KaBOOM's website,
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jun 29 2010 - 10:30am
Both Gov. Rick Perry and his Democratic gubernatorial challenger, Bill White, will appeal for the Latino vote during the annual conference of The National Council of La Raza in San Antonio July 9-13, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center downtown.
Written by Heather DiMasi on May 24 2010 - 11:25am
A free screening of the documentary "Food, Inc.," a feature-length documentary by director Robert Kenner, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 29 at 1306 Guadalupe St.According to www.foodincmovie.com, the film "lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing a system controlled by international corporations that prioritize profit over the health and safety of consumers."