The selection of Salud America! research articles considers the context of Latino culture—where Latinos live, work, learn, and play. The articles support a place- and population-level approach to prevent Latino childhood obesity.
Salud America! “represents good science and new information about a population and problem that deserve much greater attention, was produced with a minimum of resources, and provided opportunities for professional growth to a number of early career scientists,” this author writes. As a result of this and other efforts, policy solutions to address Latino childhood obesity are taking place in Latino communities.
Still, more can be done to support such important non-clinical prevention efforts.