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|
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.|
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.