Monday, August 20, 2018

Healthy Lifestyles

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Fight Rages on Over Menu Labeling in Restaurants

Thank you for speaking up on the importance of menu labeling! Salud America! supporters submitted 12% of the comments FDA received regarding their one-year delay of menu labeling (332 of 2,714 online comments). We also...
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The Growth of the Latino Population is Slowing Down

While still on the rise, the annual growth rate of the U.S. Latino population has dropped from 3.7% in 2006 to 2% in 2017, according to new stats from Pew Research Center. U.S. Asians now...

Report: Heavily Latino Cities Named Least Educated in U.S.

Latinos have historically lagged behind whites in education. They have made strides, like a declining dropout rate and increased college enrollment, but are still more disconnected (not in school, not working) and lag in college...

Water Bottle Stations in Florida Help Residents Beat the Summer Heat

Drinking water increase health and hydration, but clean water is not always easy to get to. Recognizing this basic human need and the importance that water plays in overall health, Hillsborough County, Fla. (26% Latino...
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TAKE ACTION: Get Kids More Access to Water!

Dehydration. Fatigue. Poor classroom performance. Water can help solve these issues for kids, but Latino kids don’t have access to clean drinking water as often as white kids, and they are more dehydrated. That’s why Salud...
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Legendary Latino TV Personality Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

For over 50 years, Don Francisco has been delighting Latino audiences on TV as the legendary host of Sabado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta. Now, he is using his influence to help launch a new...
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How Much Red Meat Do You Eat?

From burgers to carne asada, Latinos eat more beef or red meat than any other racial/ethnic group, according to the USDA. That isn't a good thing for health, research shows. Red meat and processed meat, like...
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The "Real" Cost of Bullying

Bullying can stress a Latino child's emotions and mental health, and can contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. That's bad enough. But bullying also can keep a child from attending school and...

The Truth about Your Morning Coffee

Many people don't officially start their day until they get a cup of coffee. That is especially true for Latinos. When it comes to coffee—hot, iced, black, or with cream and sugar—Latinos drink it more than...
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Study: French Fries Could Up Your Death Risk

Potatoes are a staple food for nearly every culture around the world. They can be boiled, baked, smashed, stewed, and—perhaps most popularly—fried. However, fried spuds may be hazardous to your health, according to a recent study...