Saturday, July 22, 2017

Latino Obesity

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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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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...
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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...
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Fitbit Champs: What More Steps Means for Diabetes, Obesity

How many steps do you get each day? Does your step number relate to you risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? In the only six states where people take 8,500+ steps a day, people also...
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Tell FDA: Support Menu Labeling to Help Latino Families!

UPDATE! The FDA has extended the deadline for public comments. Go here to comment by Aug. 2, 2017! The FDA recently delayed menu labeling in restaurants by a year, and may weaken how calories are...
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Awards for Our Ongoing Push for Latino Health Solutions!

We feel a special motivation to communicate on this blog and on social media to spotlight the causes of unhealthy weight and disease among Latino families. That way, we can help pave way for culturally...

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