Friday, October 18, 2019

Obesity and Diabetes Rising with Latinos, But Can Be Easily Prevented

A recent report from the United Health Foundation revealed that health concerns around obesity and diabetes continue to rise within the Latino community, affecting 31% of Latinos in the U.S. The rate at which obesity and diabetes affects the Latino community is almost commensurate with the rate for the general population in the country, which […]

Latinos Still at Higher Risk of Diabetes than Other Groups

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and statistics reveal that Latinos develop diabetes 1.5 times greater than White Americans, making Latinos one of the top racial and ethnic groups at higher disk of diabetes. Many researchers believe that Latino Americans run a higher risk of having diabetes due to inherited genes from ancestors. In addition, poverty, […]

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, […]

First Lady Promotes Healthy Food at Site of Future California Latino Supermarket

As part of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, an initiative to boost healthy foods and fitness, Mrs. Obama recently made a two-day visit to the Los Angeles area. While there, she visited the site of a future Northgate Gonzalez Market in Southern California. Mrs. Obama believes that the implementation of a new supermarket in […]

Facebook Game Raises Awareness of Diabetes among Latinos

A new Facebook game is combining social networking with important lifestyle and nutritional tips for Latinos living with diabetes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and with Latinos twice as likely than Caucasians to develop this chronic disease, the newly unveiled game HealthSeeker™ Explorando tu Salud, Paso a Paso on Facebook, is looking to reverse this […]