WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A profile of the nutrition landscape for Latinos in Texas issued
"We are concerned about the health consequences for Latinos in Texas, especially for children, that are related to disparities in income, access to healthy food retailers, and rates of overweight and obesity," said David Thomsen, MPP, NCLR Health Policy Analyst and author of the profile.
Key findings from "The State of Latino Nutrition in Texas: How Latino Children and Families Are Faring in the Lone Star State" include:
The profile explains the role of federal nutrition programs in alleviating hunger for Texas residents, including its 10.4 million Latinos. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program in Texas serves 3.8 million residents every month; it's ranked among the lowest in the nation for its effectiveness in reaching the state's 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 Mimberg [email protected] (202) 776-1714
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SOURCE National Council of La Raza
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