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.
1. Find Changes
Browse changes happening in your area
How NYC Converted Dozens of Schoolyards Into Community Playgrounds
In 2007, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) became aware of a serious problem, the city … Read more
Healthier Kids’ Meals Bill Introduced in NYC
Food and beverage marketing, including toy giveaways, can influence children’s food preferences, food choices, diets, and health, and Latino kids … Read more
Houston Develops Plans for Bike Interstates/Trails Along Utility Easements
The city of Houston (43.8% Latino) could soon have its own city-wide bike network, thanks to an agreement it entered … 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!
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