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One sugary drink a day for a year is equal to 7,300 sugar cubes—the length of four blue whales—according to a new online campaign to promote more water and fewer sugary drinks from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Brita USA.
Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of US youth.
Parents, caregivers, and role models for the next generation can set the right example and relay the right message about sugar consumption to kids, according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation blog post.
“It’s easy to overlook the amount of sugar we consume in a single day when we look at it as just flavor. Remove that sugar from the drink and give it a physical form, and it turns into something that we would not as quickly put into our bodies. Think 14,600 teaspoons of sugar or maybe 7,300 sugar cubes,” according to the blog post.
The video explains that Mexican immigrants may improve their health as they move to the United States, but their children have worse health.
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 new video by NBC Latino‘s Dr. Joseph Sirven, who describes the Latino childhood obesity epidemic and ways families can reverse it through physical activity and healthier food.
Sirven is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurology and was past director of education for Mayo Clinic Arizona.
At Salud America!, a national Latino childhood obesity research network, we can:
- Interview you
- Write your story into a professional case study
- Possibly film your story
Then we’ll promote your story on our national platform to inspire others to improve Latino child health in their areas.
You can also use the story in your own networks.
Best part? It’s no cost to you!
Just see what we did for the folks in Alice, Texas, who teamed up to open some school facilities up to the public for physical activity after school hours.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-562-6528 to start.
Find more info here.
Salud America!, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind the SaludToday social media campaign. Find more info at www.salud-america.org.
A unique group of research and policy leaders urged increased focus on Latino health and the future of Latino health care during a panel Sept. 5, 2013, sponsored by the Texas Tribune.
- Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday
- Dr. Esteban Lopez of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
- Texas Sen. Leticia Van de Putte
Watch the panel here or below, courtesy of NowCastSA.com.
Much of this kid-focused advertising is for unhealthy foods, studies show.
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, according to a new package of research materials from Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children.
Download the new Salud America! “Healthier Marketing & Latino Kids” research materials, which include a research review of the latest science, an original animated video, and an infographic.
Latino kids have higher overall levels of media exposure in a typical day (13 hours) than do their White counterparts (8.36 hours).
Studies have shown that Spanish-language TV and outdoor billboards disproportionately expose Latino kids to unhealthy food messages.
Industry self-regulation of marketing to kids is mixed.
“Evidence suggests that policymakers and the public should recognize marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to youths as a public health problem in need of policy solutions,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Salud America! is a national network of stakeholders seeking environmental and policy solutions to Latino obesity.
She said one study found ways local communities can improve food marketing practices:
- menu labeling;
- prohibiting food sales in non-food retailers;
- prohibiting the sale and advertising of unhealthy foods on campus; and
- creating vending contracts that limit the sale and marketing of unhealthy food and drinks in parks or other active spaces.
“States and municipalities also could conduct public hearings at the state and local levels to raise awareness and initiate community action to reduce community-based exposure of unhealthy product campaigns that specifically target Latino youths,” Ramirez said.
The new research package is the fifth of six new research material packages by Salud America!, each of which focused on a specific topic on Latino childhood obesity.
Download all the packages at www.salud-america.org.
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.