Groups Puts Spotlight on Hispanic Obesity Problem

By NY1 News

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:16 AM CDT

 

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. says it's a good way to celebrate Hispanic culture and raise awareness of growing problem in the community.

 

"The statistics show us that when you speak of childhood obesity, 24 percent of the children who are childhood obese are from the Latino community, and this is a perfect way partnering with Urban Health Plan with the National Hispanic Health Foundation, for us to get  the information out to the parents," he said.

 

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