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.

Learn from our Salud Heroes how you can make a change, too.

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1. Find Changes

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Strategic Plan for a Healthy Community

In 2008, Rancho Cucamonga a small community in California with a largely Latino population, established Healthy RC, a city-community partnership … Read more

Grand Rapids Food Pantry Works to Give Clients Fresh, Healthy Food Options

Food pantries provide food when families can’t make ends meet, but one big issue many food banks struggle with is … Read more

Campaign Against Soda in the Works in San Antonio

In the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ 2013 Prevention Status Report, the percentage of Texas adults and high school students who … Read more

2. Learn to Create Change

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Get help to Make a Change

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Use research, toolkits, and other elements to learn about healthy change.
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3. Be a Salud Hero

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If you or someone you know is starting a change or already made a change, let us know.
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