Check out this great video that aims to inform and inspire minority youth about how learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can build a career.
The video, “I Am A Scientist,” was developed by superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation and Lybba produced the film “I Am A Scientist”.
The videos, which are also available in English, explore the latest research into how six critical topics—marketing, school snacks, sugary drinks, neighborhood food environments, active play and access to active spaces—impact Latino child health.
The videos also feature evidence-based recommendations on how to address the problem.
The child-narrated videos are part of a six new packages of research materials produced by Salud America!, a national research network on Latino childhood obesity that is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Each topic’s package contains: a research review, an assessment of all available scientific evidence on the topic; an issue brief, a short summary of the research review; an animated video narrated by Latino children; and an infographic, a visual summary of the topic.
Materials are available for download here.
This puts them at higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer at advanced stages.
These public service announcements were developed by researchers at Redes En Acción, a national network dedicated to reducing Latino cancer. Redes is funded by the National Cancer Institute and directed by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday.
The El Monte City School District, Calif., are educating students on making healthier food and exercise choices.
The district, which has been spotlighted in a new video by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, designates a lead teacher at each campus as a “wellness champion” who helps teachers include wellness as part of their daily curriculum.
They also made healthier school lunch menus, using more whole grains and lean proteins. They make foods themselves to control sodium levels.
El Monte has about a 69% Latino population.
Bilingual Videos: Promoting Prevention, Early Detection of Colorectal and Cervical Cancers in Latinos0
To raise the awareness of colorectal and cervical cancers and increase prevention and early detection among Latinos, the University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio, Texas, has produced several public service announcements (PSAs) in both Spanish and English as part of its A Su Salud San Antonio campaign.
The PSAs are being aired across the region and are now on the UHS YouTube page.
Check out this cool new animated video on the science behind the consumption of sugary beverages among Latino kids.
The video, which is part of a new Salud America! “Sugary Drinks and Latino Kids” package of research, which also contains a research review, issue brief and infographic, can be found here.
Latino kids consume an above-average amount of sugary drinks (74% have had a sugary drink by age 2!).
Raising the price of sugary drinks could reduce consumption among Latino kids, and potentially improve weight outcomes, according to research.
Check out this cool new animated video on why its critical to reduce unhealthy food and beverage marketing to Latino kids.
The video, which is part of a new Salud America! “Healthier Marketing and Latino Kids” package of research, which also contains a research review, issue brief and infographic, can be found here.
Research suggests that food marketers increasingly target Latino kids because of their increasing population size, media exposure and spending power.
But additional industry self-regulation and governmental regulation—stimulated by community awareness and action—can help limit the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to Latino kids.
Check out this cool new animated video on how Latino families need better access to safe playgrounds, gyms, fields, and other “active spaces.”
The video, which is part of a new Salud America! “Active Spaces and Latino Kids” package of research, which also contains a research review, issue brief and infographic, can be found here.
That’s why we at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio created our SaludToday blog and social media campaign.
We recently won a trio of Web Health Awards for our digital efforts to raise awareness for Latino health from the Health Information Resource Center, which gives awards twice annually for online health information.
We also earned a “merit” award for our quarterly e-newsletter on Latino health.