Bridging Research and Policy to Address Childhood Obesity Among Border Hispanics
Research data presented at public meetings help policy-makers better understand issues related to childhood obesity.
Most Mexican-American children (ages 6–11) do not get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Part of the reason is that low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods offer few opportunities for walking, sports, and play.
Researchers gave 10-minute oral presentations at public meetings in Hidalgo County, Texas, to present information on how neighborhood characteristics hinder children’s ability to be physically active. In response to a questionnaire, stakeholders at the meeting agreed they could promote healthy lifestyle through education; some were already engaged in modifying physical infrastructure (sidewalks, parks, lighting) to promote activity.
- 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