By American Heart Association | 09/04/2014 - 10:53
According to a recent research by the American Heart Association, Hispanic pre-school age children are four tim
By Irina Gonzalez | 01/28/2014 - 14:51
We see it more and more: ads to quit smoking, billboards talking about healthy eating, Michelle Obama teaming up with NBA champs in support of Let’s Move! The push to move our country t
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 10:01
Wow. Colorodo Republican state senator Vicki Marble caused quite the uproar Wednesday when giving an address as part of the Economic Opportunity Poverty Reduction Task Force, in which she credited high poverty rates among blacks and Latinos, in part, to diets that include fried chicken, reports Fox News Latino.
By Irina Gonzalez | 07/24/2013 - 17:10
First Lady Michelle Obama is nothing if not the strongest advocate fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. From launching the Let’s Move campaign to tirelessly living a healthy lifestyle herself (I mean, have you SEEN those toned arms?!), she’s someone that we can’t help but admire.
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/11/2013 - 17:30
Every time you go away on vacation, I know what you’re thinking: “There goes my diet!” It’s a pretty easy assumption to believe that all of the food you’re planning to consume while away is going to pack on the pounds.
By Ylonda Gault Caviness | 06/07/2010 - 13:00
To the school nurse, there is no question that "Roni," a cherub-faced third-grader who tips the scales at more than 90 pounds and stands under four feet tall, is obese. At recess, she struggles to keep up with her classmates in a simple game of tag—panting near exhaustion and calling "time out" early and often.
"The poor baby has it bad," says Carla Hostos, part-time nurse for Roni’s Newark, N.J., school district. "Problem is, her mom thinks those rolls are baby fat. She insists that back in her country no one wants their kid to be skinny and sickly looking. What can you do?"
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 11:00
Chef Daisy Martinez has been a cooking up delicious Latin treats for us on TV for years. From the French Culinary Institute to PBS to the Food Network, she has always made the art of cooking seem so easy and relatable. Latina.com sat down with the acclaimed chef to talk to her about her amazing new cookbook, Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night: Bringing Your Family Together with Everyday Latin Dishes, her favorite dish and her advice for busy moms who want to make a special meals for their families.