Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Latino Obesity

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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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Tell WHO: I Want Equitable Active Spaces!

Did you know the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked its director-general to draft a global action plan to promote physical activity? WHO has requested public comments for this plan, through...
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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...
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School Lunch Shaming: A 'Hidden' Type of Bullying for Latino Kids

The classic bully takes a kid's lunch money. But a new type of bully—"school lunch shaming," when a student has no money for lunch to begin with—is on the upswing in schools across the country,...
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Tell FDA: Save Menu Labeling (Again)!

You helped save menu labeling—for now! Supporters of Salud America!, our national Latino child health promotion program at UT Health San Antonio, submitted 10% of the 1,126 comments the FDA received about their one-year delay...
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Sad Irony: Farmworkers Less Likely to Use Food Benefits

Farmworkers labor and toil long hours to put food on people's tables. But, in a cruel twist, many aren't accessing the food benefits they need—and are eligible for—to feed their own families, according to a...
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How a Short Task in Middle School Puts Latinos on a Path to College

A simple assignment has the power to sharply increase Latino middle-schoolers' chances of getting to college, researchers have found. The assignment? Write essays about your core values and why they are important to you. For the past...