Thursday, October 24, 2019

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Join us at the NO MAS HAMBRE Summit in Washington DC!”

Each year, Americans celebrate that peculiar holiday known as Thanksgiving. We gather with our families at tables groaning with roast turkeys, stuffing and cranberry sauce and give thanks for the privilege. Yet last year nearly 50 million Americans had nothing to celebrate, and went hungry. And for Latinos the figures are even grimmer. About 26.2% […]

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 “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 […]