Obesity Epidemic Hits 38% of Latino Children: Forum Set to Discuss Crisis
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In this free webcast you will hear from experts in pediatric health care, public policy, and physical fitness about the rising rates of obesity in the Latino community.
According to the US Center for Disease Control, 60% of Hispanics will develop obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
Hispanics should be concerned with this epidemic because cardiovascular disease and other major health problems are linked to obesity. Of the 60% of Hispanics that are currently overweight, more than half, 52%, are obese.
38 % of Hispanic children 18 and younger rank highest among all obese and overweight groups! This problem stems from a lack of access to healthy food and supermarkets and safe parks and neighborhoods to exercise. Learn more about this public health epidemic and what can be done to address this problem.
Speakers: Hon. Naomi Rivera, Member of Assembly Standing Committee on Health, Hon. Andrew j. Lanza, Member of Senate Standing Committee on Education, Dr. Elena Rios, President of National Hispanic Medical Association, Donovan Green, Physical fitness/martial arts expert & Trainer to the Stars
The webcast is made possible by Time Warner Cable, The Latino Society of New York and the National Hispanic Medical Association.
Sources: The Latino Society of New York, Oct 2011.