Food and beverage marketers increasingly target Latino kids because of their growing population size, media exposure and spending power. Much of this kid-focused advertising is for unhealthy foods, studies show.
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 UT Health Scie… on Sep 27 2012 - 3:54pm
Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children announced today that it has received a two-year, $2.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for its pursuit of policy and environmental solutions to the epidemic of Latino childhood obesity across the nation. Salud America! will expand its 2,000-member network and develop an innovative system to support, inform and empower advocates to prevent Latino childhood obesity.