How can you fight Latino childhood obesity in your area?

See how these Salud Heroes are fighting Latino obesity…and learn how easy it is to be a Salud Hero, too!

Obesity threatens the health of Latino kids.

Growing Healthy Change brings you healthy changes happening in your community right now, and shows how to start your own change.

Find new policies, stories, and research to reduce Latino childhood obesity—like unlocking playgrounds after school—in your city, school, county, state, and nation.

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Students at Everett Middle School eat lunch in a newly designed cafeteria, August 25, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Transforms School Cafeterias

In October, 2014, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) piloted a new cafeteria design as part of their overall food service transformation.  They had low participation in their free and reduced lunch program and found that students were avoiding long lunch lines and stale lunchrooms and finding food somewhere else or not eating at all. Based on … Read more

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City of Orlando in Process of Establishing Completes Streets Policies

The City of Orlando (25.4% Latino) is in the process of establishing a Complete Streets policy to promote a safe and active transportation alternatives to keep Orlando competitive in attracting new business, retaining a diverse workforce and maintaining a healthy community. Complete Streets policies address built environment changes to support safe, active modes of transportation, such as … Read more

Building Latino Communities With Agriculture

“Lower-income people having control over their own food is powerful and affirming,” said Mary Petit the co-founder and operator of a community garden in the highly populated latino county of San Bernardino, California, in a recent SeedStock article.  Petit stated that her Incredible Edible Community Garden is,  “all about growing health and well-being for the community.” Co-founded … Read more

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