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
‘KSHACs’ Spread to Multiple Spring Branch ISD Schools in Texas
In April of 2012, students at Westwood elementary, an 80% Latino school in Houston, TX set out on a mission … Read more
Food Systems Group in Lansing Will Ask Neighbors’ Input on Food Policies
More than 16,000 people live in food deserts, low-income areas without close grocery store access, in Lansing and East Lansing, … Read more
Healthy Food & Fitness Challenge Helps Prevent Obesity Among Latino Kids in the Pajaro Valley
At the Diabetes Health Center (DHC), a program of the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust, Latino children and their families … 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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