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
‘Por Tu Familia’ Program Brings Fitness Bootcamp to Latino Families in Denver
Latino families in Denver are coming together to get fit with the help of the American Diabetes Association’s Por Tu Familia … Read more
City of Boston Plans to Develop Urban Agriculture
When large urban centers begin allowing citizens to bring farming into the city limits, everyone benefits from better access to … Read more
GAVA Brings Parks, Healthy Food & Play to the Community of Dove Springs In Austin, TX
Members of the Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin (GAVA) grassroots initiative are making a difference for families living in Austin’s Dove Springs community—a predominantly … 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!
Share your story or alert us to a change