The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Salud America! research network seeks to fill the gap of scientific data on causes of Latino childhood obesity and address this epidemic in U.S. Latino communities.
Obesity and overweight is more prevalent among Latino boys (44%) and girls (39%) compared to an average prevalence rate of 31 percent among children. The health and psychological consequences of obesity and overweight are long term, as are the medical consequences and expenses.
Investigators funded by RWJF’s Salud America! approached their research with a socioecologic framework, acknowledging that children’s health and behaviors are influence by the community (built environment, access to healthy foods), school (physical activity opportunities), and family (grocery choices).
- 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
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