- Author: Jason Alvarez, UC Merced, University News
Latinos suffer from some of the highest obesity rates in the nation. Health officials have tried to intervene with messaging that encourages healthy eating and healthy behavior, but these campaigns have met with little success.
Now a new study Opens a New Window. from UC Merced public health Opens a New Window. Professor Susana Ramirez suggests that efforts might be more successful if strategies encouraged Latinos to “decolonize their diet.”
Obesity risk among Latinos reflects a broader trend that public health experts have termed the “dietary acculturation paradox.”
“The paradox comes from epidemiological findings...
The New American Vanguard: Latinos 50+: Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, a study published by Nielsen, indicates Latinos over the age of 50 are "exerting cultural, economic and political influence on the evolving U.S. mainstream."
While Millennials are frequently identified as being masters of influence, Latinos over the age of 50 are quite persuasive. Latinos over the age of 50 represent 10 percent of their age cohort, and that's expected to grow to 24 percent by 2060. The Nielsen report published Oct. 13 explores the consumption habits of older Latinos who've redefined retirement by living and...
- NDP news release: Myriam Grajales-Hall
U.S. Hispanics, particularly those foreign-born and Spanish-language dominant, claim to know more about nutrition than most people, but define nutrition in terms of quality as well as quantity, according to The NPD Group, a market research company. Filling and eating everything on-a-plate conveys that a person “eats well” and a nutritious meal was served, which is a symbol of good health among Spanish-language dominant and foreign-born U.S. Hispanics, according to insights shared in a