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  • Food Stamps: Nutrition for America’s Families 

    Jennifer Ng'andu and Emilia M. Leal Gianfortoni (2006-11-15)
    The Food Stamp Program (FSP), the largest food assistance program in the U.S., is vital to Latino families' ability to combat hunger within the home.  The FSP is especially important for Latino families because it is ...
  • Key Facts about Childhood Obesity in the Latino Community 

    Jennifer Ng'andu and Emilia M. Leal Gianfortoni (2006-08-17)
    Obesity is a chronic disease that currently affects nearly one-third of the adult American population, 15.5% of adolescents (ages 12-19), and 15.3% of children (ages 6-11).  Obesity in children and adolescents has many ...
  • Nutrition Assistance for Latino Mothers and Children: WIC 

    Jennifer Ng'andu and Emilia M. Leal Gianfortoni (2006-10-31)
    Over the past few decades, the U.S. has made strides in improving its infant mortality rates—an important health index around the world often used to indicate a country's level of health or development and its ability to ...
  • The National School Lunch Program 

    Jennifer Ng'andu and Emilia M. Leal Gianfortoni (2006-11-15)
    One key way food insecurity has been reduced for many low-income school children is through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program created to provide nutritional lunches ...