WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) published a profile of
"The disparities seen among household incomes and the availability of healthy food retailers in California play a role in the higher rates of hunger, overweight and obesity among Latinos. This takes a toll on Latino health, as it is difficult to stay healthy when you do not have enough to eat and have limited access to supermarkets and produce stands that offer a variety of healthy foods," said David Thomsen, MPP, NCLR Health Policy Analyst and author of the profile.
Findings from "The State of Latino Nutrition in California: How Latino Children and Families Are Faring in the Golden State" include:
CalFresh, the state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), helps to alleviate hunger for 4.38 million residents every month—but is ranked among the lowest in the nation for its effectiveness in reaching the most vulnerable residents.
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact:Kathy Mimbergkmimberg@nclr.org (202) 776-1714
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SOURCE National Council of La Raza
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