How can you fight Latino childhood obesity in your area?
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.
Learn from our Salud Heroes how you can make a change, too.
1. Find Changes
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
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
2. Learn to Create Change
See the Changes a Salud Hero Can Make
Find out what “change” really means and all the science behind it.
Get help to Make a Change
Use research, toolkits, and other elements to learn about healthy change.
3. Be a Salud Hero
Making a Change?
If you or someone you know is starting a change or already made a change, let us know.
We can write it up, possibly film it, and share it nationwide!