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Vote for Best Health Video + enter to win a free T-shirt and jump rope!

Research shows that Latino kids consume an above-average amount of sugary drinks, and are highly targeted by junk-food marketing.

Alicia Borghi
Friday, 21 November, 2014

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Enter #SaludHeroes

#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.

Watch the videos, vote for your favorite—and be entered into a drawing for a free Salud America! T-shirt and jump rope!

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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