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.

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1. Find Changes

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How One Mom Fought Junk Food in School and Won

The blog School Bites is run by a mom who wants to provide the healthiest and most nutritious food for … Read more

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Miami-Dade County Elementary Schools Use Scan Code Technology to Increase Minutes of Physical Activity

Elementary schools belonging to the Miami-Dade County Public School (MDCPS) system in Florida (66% Latino) are exploring new ways of getting students … Read more

Community Food Business Incubator Hopes to Fund More Healthy Kitchens Across New Mexico

The Mixing Bowl is a community commercial kitchen that has been helping small food businesses get going in New Mexico … Read more

2. Learn to Create Change

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Get help to Make a Change

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3. Be a Salud Hero

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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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