Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Latino Obesity

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Community Heroes Create Bigger, Better Ways for Families to Play

Kids need places to play to be healthy. Physical activity is proven to help control weight, reduce risk of disease, strengthen muscles, and improve mental health. But Latino families are more likely than white families to...
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Commentary: A Bad Pepsi Ad, Exploitation of Latino Kids, and the Cost of Obesity

Have you seen Pepsi's soda ad that it yanked after big public outrage? It shows a staged protest with good-looking multicultural crowd and model Kendall Jenner. Jenner gives a Pepsi to a police officer. He...
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Study: Liver Cancer in Latinos Linked to Contaminated Food

Even as U.S. cancer rates decline, liver cancer rates remain on the rise, especially among Latinos. But why? A new UT Health San Antonio study found that Latinos with liver cancer had much higher levels of...
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Study: Latinas Don’t Eat a Healthy Diet Before Pregnancy

Most Latina and black women do not eat a healthy diet before pregnancy, despite its many benefits, according to a new study. A healthy maternal diet can reduce risk of obesity, preterm birth, and preeclampsia. The...
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Report: More Latino Youth Are Disconnected, Not in School, Not Working

More Latino youths are not in school and not working than white youths, according to a new report. These youth—also called "disconnected"—face hurdles as they become adults where they live. This includes lower rates of...

Water Champions Push H2O for Latino Kids, Families

Water isn't magic, but it can help you stay hydrated, control calories, and fuel muscles. But Latino kids don't drink enough water. In fact, Latino kids drink less plain water and more sugary drinks than white...
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How Happy Are You?

Where you live has an incredible amount to do with how healthy and happy you are. Research shows Latinos and low-income families lack access to healthy food options, active spaces, and healthy school environments—which impact...

Teachers Who Went Above and Beyond for Students, Communities

What makes a great teacher? Great teachers not only work hard to ensure the academic success and leadership skills of their students, they also help students develop healthy habits for life. That's why we at SaludToday...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 3/28/17: Let’s Celebrate National Nutrition Month

The nutritional quality of the food we eat will impact our health now and in the long run. For instance, too much salt in one’s diet can increase a person’s chances of having high blood...
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In 3rd-Largest U.S. City, Living in Certain Neighborhoods Means Worse Health

Latinos in certain Chicago neighborhoods face worse physical and mental health and more food insecurity than nationwide, according to a new report, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. For the report, the Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0,...

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