Obesity

latino girl playground
January 25, 2016
 

A new study from the Health Science Center shows  access to parks and safe areas to play contributes to obesity in Latino children, many of whom are “dangerously overweight” and vulnerable to a number of obesity-related ailments, including diabetes and heart disease. Read the full story at Texas Public Radio

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U.S. News & World Report: Schools and obesity in Latino kids

January 25, 2016
 

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at U.S. News & World Report

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Medical Xpress: Schools must do more to combat obesity among Hispanic kids

January 25, 2016
 

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report.  This increases kids’ risk of obesity, researchers say. Read the full story at Medical Xpress

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Philly.com: Schools must do more to combat obesity among Hispanic kids

January 25, 2016
 

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at Philly.com

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Latin Post: More Latino children obese by age 5

January 25, 2016
 

New research suggested that more Latino kids will become obese by the time they reach 5 years old compared to white children. Some of the identified causative factors include maternal obesity, reduced exclusive breastfeeding and workplace and childcare issues that affect how children eat and engage in physical activity. Read the full story at Latin […]

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New $2.9 million study to help obese Latino kids eat better, play more through family counseling, text messages

May 7, 2014
 

A new obesity management program will use family counseling, text messages and newsletters to control weight and spark healthier eating and physical activity habits in obese/overweight Latino kids, thanks to a five-year $2.9 million federal grant awarded to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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