Healthy Foods, Healthy Families


  Latinos face higher rates of hunger, food insecurity, and obesity than the general population. NCLR works to address these conditions and improve nutrition in the Latino community by increasing access to federal food assistance programs, as well as informing and educating families to make the best decisions on healthy eating.
This is part of our broader approach to help improve Latino health as we partner with Latino-serving community organizations to promote healthy eating, connect people to local resources to reduce hunger, and boost awareness of programs on nutrition and disease prevention.
The Stakes Are High: Tackling Hunger in the Latino Community
  • Nearly 49 million Americans live in households that do not always have enough food for a healthy life. Latino families are disproportionately affected. 
  • See how federal food assistance programs provide healthy meals to those who need them.
  What You Can Do

Educate yourself on health risks
 

Make sure your family eats healthy food

Your family can eat nutritious, quick, and affordable meals at home and at school.

Seek out peer support
Peer support works. See how community-focused and culture-specific programs can lead diabetes patients to improved and more lasting health outcomes.
Related Issues

Find out more about how we are helping organizations across the country provide critical health and nutrition services to the Latino community.

More on Nutrition

Not Quite a SNAP: Recommendations for Improving SNAP for Latinos

Changes to the WIC Food Package

The USDA has announced an overhaul of the WIC food package, expanding the choices of healthy and culturally appropriate foods offered under the program. This is the first modification in the foods offered under the program in more than 20 years, greatly improving the foods available to WIC participants. For more information visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website.

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