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.

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USDA Funds 17 Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs, Several of Them Will Target Latinos

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded funds to 17 different universities and colleges working to develop and evaluate programs to … Read more

SWEET Act to Curb Sugary Drink Consumption Reintroduced

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut has reintroduced a bill she first brought to Congress last year. The SWEET Act would place … Read more

Lawmakers Propose Incentives As A Way to Increase Physical Activity Through the ‘PHIT Act’

How can we work to prevent obesity & chronic disease among Latinos before it happens? We need a culture of … Read more

2. Learn to Create Change

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