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Latino Obesity

Michelle Obama Continues Fight Against Childhood Obesity Among Latinos

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 10.12.2014 | Latino Voices

Michelle Obama has been trying to get Americans to move for a while now. The First Lady has persistently tackled the issue of childhood obesity in...

Making Community Investment a New Year's Resolution

Brent A. Wilkes | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Brent A. Wilkes

Washington has the opportunity to make community investment a top priority in 2014.

The Reason The First Lady Will Appear On 'Sábado Gigante' This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.23.2013 | Latino Voices

Michelle Obama is planning to reach out to the Hispanic community in a ‘giant’ way. In an appearance on Univision’s variety show “Sábado G...

Soda Wars Might Be Crossing A Line

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 03.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Are Latino kids being unfairly targeted as study subjects for obesity in youth and the relationship to drinking a lot of sodas? There is now a grow...

Young Latinos Suffer From Fastest Growing Rate Of Diabetes, Study Says

Posted 06.20.2012 | Latino Voices

It might be hard to tell a chubby-cheeked gordito that he can have only one helping of flan after dinner, but doctors say a healthy diet and good exe...

Tipping the Scales for Equal Access: The Fight to Bring the Latino Community Out of an Obesity Crisis

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 07.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

And when HBO airs its documentary this week, it will be clear that obesity does not only weigh on the hearts of mainstream America - but it also tips the scales as the Latino community's most daunting health problem.

WATCH: Why Are Latinos Getting Fat?

Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices

“Apparently Hispanics are the group that’s growing the quickest, not only in population numbers but in weight! We’re number 1!” says iLatino h...