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 […]

National Hispanic Medical Association Briefs Congress on Childhood Obesity among Hispanics

On Wednesday, the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) briefed Congress at a hearing over the obesity epidemic impacting Hispanic children. Almost a fifth of Hispanic children in the US are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We are bringing experts to Congress to discuss strategies that work to reduce obesity among […]