Salud America! research aligns with the Institute of Medicine’s approach to preventing obesity.
The Institute of Medicine 2012 call to action, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, identified recommendations, strategies, and action in five key areas for:
- Physical activity
- Food and beverages
- Media and education
- Health care settings and work sites
The research of Salud America! presented in this supplement aligns with the IOM efforts to identify and promote environmental and policy solutions to obesity and highlight the value of nontraditional and shared leadership in overcoming the obesity epidemic.
To change the determinants of heath that contribute to obesity requires “understanding environments, and cultures of Latino communities, families, and individuals and advancing policies that will eliminate gaps in the ability to achieve and maintain healthy weight,” these authors write. “The research described in this supplement takes important steps in the right direction.”
- 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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