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
Boyle Heights Residents Take to The Streets For A Community Fun Run & 5K
Residents living in Boyle Heights, one of Los Angeles’ predominantly Latino districts, took charge of their health by hosting one … Read more
New York Hospitals Expand Fruit and Veggie Prescription Program
Doctors writing at-risk patients “prescriptions” for healthy foods? The idea is catching on. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation … Read more
NFL Helps Bring New Football Field to KIPP Sunnyside High in Houston, TX
Students attending KIPP Sunnyside High School in Houston, TX will soon see a new turf football field, thanks to a … 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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