Sunday, April 21, 2019

Chef José Andrés to feed federal workers affected by the government shutdown

Celebrity chef José Andrés, famous for providing free meals to disaster victims, will be serving food to a new population in need: U.S. federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. “World Central Kitchen is always there to respond to any disaster to make sure that Americans and people around the world will not go […]

Chef José Andrés’ shares his inspiring story about Puerto Rico

José Andrés wears his heart on his sleeve, whether that sleeve is part of an immaculate chef’s jacket or a stained T-shirt worn in the middle of a disaster zone. The Spanish chef, 49, owns and operates restaurants in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Florida and Puerto Rico. He has hosted television cooking […]

Are Hispanic Girls Hitting Puberty Earlier As A Result of Childhood Obesity?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Hispanic girls are hitting puberty at an average age of 9.3 years, a younger time frame compared to non-Hispanic white girls and girls of Asian descent, according to data published in the journal Pediatrics. Only African American girls were found in  the research to have an earlier puberty onset–at approximately 8.8 years. The […]

Latino Food Purchases Most Influenced By Family, Emotional Values

By Hope Gillette, Saludify While acculturation may have a significant impact on the diet of the millions of Hispanics in the country, data from The Multi-Cultural Latino Consumer study indicates the family experience is still what drives most of the Latino food purchases and choices. According to the data, though the Latino population in the U.S. is diverse, […]

Eat Healthy But Cuidado With Superfoods

Are you familiar with superfoods? A story in The Guardian this week highlighted an issue that has been popping up in recent years: our “superfoods” are the regular foods of communities in other places. One case in example is quinoa from Bolivia—and how with our increased consumption, there is a negative impact on the communities that produce it. […]

Latinos Likely to Eat More Genetically Engineered Foods than most Americans

The Just Label It campaign, which aims to have the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require the labeling of all genetically-altered foods, has launched its first star-studded PSA, bringing on board celebrities such as Wilmer Valderrama to remind Latinos about the risks associated with genetically altered foods. “I have the right to know what’s […]

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 […]