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New Healthy Policies
Resident Theresa Turco proposes changes for healthier school menu choices. (Photo source:
Parent speaks out about unhealthy, cheesy school lunch options

Advocate and parent Theresa Turco wants healthier meals for her student’s district. Speaking out and giving ideas, while … Read More


To Help You Make a Change
Middle school program helped students loose weight long term

A new program called Students for Nutrition and Exercise (SNaX) is helping obese students in Southern California have … Read More

Salud Heroes

Follow the Steps of Change-makers
Students plant heritage apple trees as part of a new orchard project for the Cortez Elementary School.
Photo Source: Montezuma School to Farm Project.
Colorado School’s Apple Orchard Infuses Fresh Fruit into School Cafeterias, Farmer’s Markets

Montezuma County (12.2 % Latino) was once well known for its blooming apple orchards. Back in 1904, three Gold Medals were … Read More

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Salud America! is a national online network of researchers, community group leaders, decision-makers, and members of the public working together to support healthy policy and environmental changes that can help reverse obesity among Latino children.

The network, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a project of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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