Monday, December 16, 2019

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, […]

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 […]

Guest Blogger Series: Lisa Pino “USDA Programs Can Help Latinos Overcome the Hunger and Obesity Paradox”

No one should go hungry in America, especially children. However, far too many Latino children and their families are experiencing hunger every day. At a time when so many are struggling to put food on the table, it is critical for Latino families to know about help that is available. In that spirit, the Department […]