Healthy Lifestyles Program at YMCA

November 13, 2010 (CHICAGO)

The Kraft Foods Foundation, the National Latino Children's Institute (NLCI) and the YMCA are partnering to bring the Salsa, Sabor y Salud (Food, Fun and Fitness) healthy lifestyles program to Chicago this fall.

Registered dietitian Sylvia Klinger shared some details of the program on ABC 7 News Saturday Morning.

According to the American Medical Association:

  • 38.2 percent of Hispanic children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese, compared with 31.7 percent of all children those ages
  • More Hispanic children ages 2 to 11 are obese than their peers
  • 32,000 Latinos have participated in the Salsa, Sabor y Salud program

Through this expansion, the goal is to reach up to an additional 13,000 individuals in 130 communities across the U.S. in three years' time. For more information, visit

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