5 Easy Ways to Slim Down As a Family

There's finally some good news for anyone who is concerned about the growing childhood obesity epidemic in our country and in the Latino community in particular.

It looks like efforts to get kids healthier are finally paying off after a comprehensive new report, published online in the journal Pediatrics, found that the trend toward healthier habits may be halting the rise of obesity among teens. The research found that the nation's adolescents are actually now exercising more, watching less TV, eating more fruits and vegetables and even drinking fewer sugary drinks.

Latinos still have some of the highest obesity rates in the country though, according to the CDC's Office of Minority Health. If you're looking to get your familia healthier (and maybe lose a little weight), we've got the 5 easy ways to slim down as a family.

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Irina Gonzalez, Director of Audience Development

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com. You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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