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Salud America! Launches Website to Fight Latino Childhood Obesity

February 6, 2014

Salud America!, a national obesity prevention program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) aimed at Latino children, has launched a new website that brings together the latest news, research, resources, stories and videos promoting healthy living among Latino families.

The website, Salud America!  Growing Healthy Change, is a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of Latino-focused resources and stories to promote changes—healthier marketing, improved access to healthy food, and physical activity - for Latino kids across the nation who face obesity issues.

“We believe this website is a critical tool to reveal the latest healthy changes for Latino kids that are popping up across the country, and also to educate and motivate people to start creating changes of their own, like opening playgrounds to the public after school hours or starting up a farmer’s market,” said Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, director of Salud America!. “What’s great is that you can find what changes are happening in your own backyard, or see what’s happening 1,000 miles away and how you might be able to make that happen in your area.”