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SA! Resource Report Finds Texas is the Best Place for Latino Business

For many Latinos a lack of access to opportunities keep them from achieving health equity and obtaining financial security. However, a recent study from the financial website WalletHub paints a very positive picture of where things could be heading. Latinos are already the largest ethnic and racial minority in the country and their numbers are … Read more

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SA! Resource New White Paper on Health, Behavioral Design, and the Built Environment

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Food and physical activity are both continuous and cumulative habits. Small changes every day can drastically improve your health and quality of life. However, the built world, whether intentional or not, influences the human experience. Many people live and work in places that impede or reduce physical activity and sell or promote unhealthy food. The National … Read more

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SA! Resource Latino Kids Start School Three Months Behind in Math

Findings from a new report shed light on the state of Latino children and the education gap many face as they enter kindergarten. According to a study entitled “Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children” by Child Trends, Latino students are three months behind in math literacy compared to their white peers. Citing poverty … Read more

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SA! Resource The Soda Tax in Berkley Shows Success!

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Congrats to the newly released study of the Berkeley soda tax, a joint effort of the Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina covering over 15 million supermarket transactions which show that the Berkeley soda tax is working!  Soda sales have been down by 10%, and water and milk sales have gone up! Residents are … Read more

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SA! Resource Six Food Innovation Opportunities for Healthier Food Careers

Calling all students interested in food and agriculture! Food Tank is highlighting six unique opportunities for students to fund projects, receive professional training, and bolster their resumes on projects they may have already developed for a class, their thesis, or independent study. The six opportunities focused around food include:  Norman Borlaug Award For Field Research … Read more

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SA! Resource Increased Enrollment led to Increased Number of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the U.S.

There is an undeniable link between education and health. In fact, educational attainment is one of the key social determinants of health. Lack of access and opportunity are often some of the barriers that keep many Latinos from furthering their education beyond high school. However, the numbers from several studies have pointed to the fact … Read more

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SA! Resource Take Action for Water!

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Water Wellness Alert!!! Did you know that between 50-75% of your body is made of water? Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is an important part of staying healthy for kids and adults. One of the simplest ways that we can make sure that kids are drinking adequate water (and skipping the sugar-sweetened … Read more

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SA! Resource Report: Parents’ Attitudes Towards Food Marketing

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The newly released UConn Rudd Center Parents’ Attitudes Towards Food Marketing Report highlights parents’ views about food marketing to children and food self-industry regulation, and their support for policies to help encourage healthy eating for their children. The Rudd Center surveyed over 3,500 parents with children ages 2 to 17. Researchers used a cross-sectional sample … Read more

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SA! Resource Narrowing the Wealth Gap for Latinos is Goal of New Initiatives

Economic stability is often one of the most important determining factors of a person’s – and a family’s – overall health. The stress associated with money often leads to severe negative health conditions and can severely impact children’s abilities to succeed in school. Recognizing that many Latinos live in low-income, high-poverty, and high-crime areas, the … Read more

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SA! Resource #WellnessWins Campaign Launches!

The #WellnessWins campaign celebrates the importance of strong wellness policies and the great strides districts are already making nationwide! The #WellnessWins campaign celebrates district wellness success and inspires everyone to create healthier school environments, grounded in strong wellness policies. Beginning on April 17, school leaders, community members, and parents can visit to download resources, read success stories, and learn how they can support and advance … Read more

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SA! Resource Depression is Number One Cause of Poor Health in the World

Depression is an illness characterized by constant sadness and a loss of interest in activities one normally enjoys and it is also the number one reason for poor health, affecting over 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With a growing youth Latino population in America dealing with depressive symptoms, this also … Read more

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SA! Resource Know A Young Texas Health Champion?

Calling all health champions ages 15-18! The Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is awarding 2017 Texas Health Champions that are helping to prevent or deter obesity in their local town, cities, communities, or schools. The Award Ceremony will be held during the Texas Obesity Awareness week, September 11th through the 15th, 2017 … Read more

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