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Research shows that Latino kids consume an above-average amount of sugary drinks, and are highly targeted by junk-food marketing.
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#SaludHeroes are people—teachers, parents, doctors, nonprofits, cities—that are pushing for healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity for Latino kids.
Six new videos of #SaludHeroes who reduced sugary drinks and improved healthy marketing among Latino kids have been released this week by Salud America! The RWJF Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children, a national research network based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The #SaludHeroes videos are:
- A no-soda resolution in Texas.
- Water on every desk for students in Cutler-Orosi, California.
- School swaps out sugary drinks in Fairfax, Va.
- Grocery Stores tag healthy foods in California.
- Fresh marketing at Latino corner store in Watsonville, California.
- L.A. corner store gets marketing makeover inside and out.
“Watch the steps these #SaludHeroes take, from learning about the issue of obesity, to getting an idea, to building support, and generating long-term change,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! “. You may get a good idea for a change you can make in your community—and learn steps you can mimic!
Vote for your favorite video by Dec. 10, 2014:
The video with the most votes gets a featured space on the new #Salud Heroes YouTube page.
To enter the drawing, you must first register with the Salud America! Growing Healthy Change website, and cast a vote for one of the videos. The winner of the drawing and the winning video will be announced Dec. 17, 2014, in an email and a social media message from Salud America!.
See more information and contest rules here.
Source: Cortesy by Cliff Despres, Communications Manager, Institute for Health Promotion Research, Communications Coordinator of Salud America! and SaludToday, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
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