Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Obesity Epidemic at All-Time High Among Latino, Low-Income Students

A new report from San Diego county revealed that many students are still overweight or obese, and many of them reside in low-income, disadvantaged communities. The obesity rate for Latino students is more than twice as high for Latino and low-income children. “Nearly in every corner of my street, there’s a fast-food restaurant,” said Kearny […]

Guest Blogger: Roberto Adrian Fierro “Latino Culture Rooted in Food Day Values”

Growing up in Mexico, food was a very important part of my life and upbringing. Food brought family together. In el campo, bonds were formed and culture shared, y en la cocina lessons were learned and recipes passed down to younger generations. I vividly remember helping my grandmother pick fresh peppers for her famous chorizo […]

Obesity Among Top Health Concerns for Latino Community

Obesity is one of the leading health issues in the United States, and this is no exception in the Latino community. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (hyperlink only name, not bracket), 39.1% of Latino adults are considered obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater based on […]

Guest Blogger Series: Lisa Pino “MiPlato Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Latino Families”

Last January, a remarkable thing happened at a popular supermarket in Tampa, Florida. First Lady Michelle Obama visited to announce MiPlato and a partnership with Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States. ¿MiPlato? You might be thinking. ¿Y qué es MiPlato? MiPlato is the Spanish version of the USDA food icon, […]

Civil Rights Groups Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity

A coalition of leading civil rights groups in the nation, including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) are uniting to help end the epidemic of child obesity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is funding a […]