National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Empower Your Taste Buds
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Empower Your Taste Buds
By American Heart Association | 09/21/2014 - 10:00

Are you feeling healthier and happier by participating in the EmpowerMEnt Challenge?


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Mother and Daughter Eating Healthy
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: How to Engage Kids In Healthy Choices!
By American Heart Association | 09/04/2014 - 10:53

According to a recent research by the American Heart Association, Hispanic pre-school age children are four tim


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10 Surprising Facts About Fertility
8 Surprising Facts About Fertility
By Cristina Arreola | 05/22/2014 - 15:04

How much do you know about fertility?


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Urban Minorities & Food Desserts
The #1 Reason Why Latinos in Big Cities Struggle to Eat Healthy
By Irina Gonzalez | 01/28/2014 - 14:51

We see it more and more: ads to quit smoking, billboards talking about healthy eating, Michelle Obama teaming up with NBA champs in support of Let’s Move! The push to move our country t


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10 Ways to Cut Calories This Thanksgiving
10 Ways to Cut Calories This Thanksgiving
By Irina Gonzalez | 11/27/2013 - 13:34

We at Latina recently had a very lively discussion centered on one very complicated question: Is it ok to overindulge on Thanksgiving? 


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5 Ways to Slim Down As a Family
5 Easy Ways to Slim Down As a Family
By Irina Gonzalez | 09/23/2013 - 18:11

There's finally some good news for anyone who is concerned about the growing childhood obesity epidemic in our country and in the Latino community in particular.


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Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
Colorado Politician Says Minorities Are Poor Because of Fried Chicken
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01

Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.


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Michelle Obama and Janet Murguia at NCLR Conference
Michelle Obama Addresses Latino Group: 6 Key Things We Must Know
By Irina Gonzalez | 07/24/2013 - 17:10

First Lady Michelle Obama is nothing if not the strongest advocate fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. From launching the Let’s Move campaign to tirelessly living a healthy lifestyle herself (I mean, have you SEEN those toned arms?!), she’s someone that we can’t help but admire.


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5 Surprising Ways to Lose Weight While on Vacation
5 Surprising Ways to Lose Weight While on Vacation
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/11/2013 - 17:30

Every time you go away on vacation, I know what you’re thinking: “There goes my diet!” It’s a pretty easy assumption to believe that all of the food you’re planning to consume while away is going to pack on the pounds.

 


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Child Obesity in the Latino Community
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 06/07/2010 - 13:00

To the school nurse, there is no question that "Roni," a cherub-faced third-grader who tips the scales at more than 90 pounds and stands under four feet tall, is obese. At recess, she struggles to keep up with her classmates in a simple game of tag—panting near exhaustion and calling "time out" early and often.

"The poor baby has it bad," says Carla Hostos, part-time nurse for Roni’s Newark, N.J., school district. "Problem is, her mom thinks those rolls are baby fat. She insists that back in her country no one wants their kid to be skinny and sickly looking. What can you do?"


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