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.
1. Find Changes
Browse changes happening in your area
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
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.
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