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Healthier School Snacks for Latino Kids Applicable To All Kids

Posted on May 15, 2013 by Maggie LaBarbera

I have made a commitment to the Latino community to provide all our resources in Spanish and in English.  Although this study focuses on the impact to Latino children, I think the message applies to all children.

Research shows that access to unhealthy snack foods and beverages in schools has a disproportionately negative health influence among Latino students, and schools with a higher proportion of Latino students tend to have weaker policies regarding access to and nutritional values of these items," said Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.*
"By 2050, 35 percent of young people in the U.S. will be Latino. Providing healthier school snacks and drinks can help make sure this growing population is healthy," Ramirez said.
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