Latino Youth Show Barriers to Healthy Living in Their Communities

We recently gave a group of Latino youth from Chicago and San Antonio an opportunity to share their stories by documenting their struggles to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Armed with disposable cameras, these young Latinos set out in their communities to photograph their surroundings and highlight the good and the bad. The results were eye-opening.

We captured some of the best of these photos and created our new video, “Reflejos de Mi Comunidad.” Little access to nutritious foods, unsafe playgrounds, and a general lack of awareness about healthy eating habits were just a few of the hurdles we noticed in the photos submitted. And there was one common thread: no matter where they live, many young Latinos face an uphill struggle to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Watch “Reflejos de Mi Comunidad” and share it widely. Together we can change life for the better for these young people.

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