Restaurant owners voluntarily participate in a project to provide menu nutritional information—and influence healthier food choices.
A vibrant market place, Mercado La Paloma serves the South Los Angeles neighborhood where 40 percent of the residents earn less than federal poverty level, Latinos comprise 63 percent of residents, and there is a high prevalence of overweight and obesity in children.
Small business owners and public health department personnel partnered to make healthier choices available in seven restaurants at the Mercado. As part of the Salud Tiene Sabor program, restaurant menu boards presented calorie and nutrition information. In a patron survey, 33 percent reported that their purchases were influenced by the calorie information.
- 1. An Introduction to Salud America!
- 2. Salud America! A National Research Network to Build the Field and Evidence to Prevent Latino Childhood Obesity
- 3. Salud Tiene Sabor
- 4. Growing Healthy Kids
- 5. Afterschool Program Participation, Youth Physical Fitness, and Overweight
- 6. Bridging Research and Policy to Address Childhood Obesity Among Border Hispanics
- 7. Combining Photovoice and Focus Groups
- 8. Latina Voices in Childhood Obesity
- 9. Latino Church Leaders' Perspectives on Childhood Obesity Prevention
- 10. Video Game-Based Exercise, Latino Children's Physical Health, and Academic Achievement
- 11. Latino Families, Primary Care, and Childhood Obesity
- 12. Summer and Follow-Up Interventions to Affect Adiposity with Mothers and Daughters
- 13. Food Purchasing Selection Among Low-Income, Spanish-Speaking Latinos
- 14. Obesity Among Latino Children Within a Migrant Farmworker Community
- 15. Exploring Potential Research Contributions to Policy
- 16. Seeking Environmental and Policy Solutions to Address Latino Childhood Obesity
- 17. Building Strategies and Leadership for Change
- 18. San Antonio as a Face of the Future