Seeking Environmental and Policy Solutions to Address Latino Childhood Obesity

Latino researchers, communities, and policy-makers are helping reshape the nation’s health system and improve community health.

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.