Moving to the Land of Milk and Cookies: Obesity among the Children of Immigrants
Many immigrants hope for better lives for themselves and their children. Yet adapting to life in the United States can be risky even among the most economically successful immigrants. Poor nutrition, low levels of physical activity, and obesity have reached alarming levels in the United States.
In a new study funded by the Foundation for Child Development, the Migration Information Source used a large, nationally representative sample to document the prevalence and patterns of obesity among young children of immigrants. They discovered that children of newly arrived immigrants are particularly vulnerable to this growing health problem.
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This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.