Post Tagged with: "obesity"

Gino Enggasser, 57, a volunteer at the food pantry at the Church of The Mediator. The food pantry at the church is run by the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food and Hunger Project. (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press

A Year After SNAP Cuts

Bronx, Social Services October 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Almost a year since $5 billion in SNAP benefits were slashed, more low-income Bronx residents are turning to food pantries. But in the borough with the highest levels of food insecurity – which also faces an “obesity crisis” – food pantries have been scrambling to feed locals, reports The Riverdale Press.

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Former Cop Survives Cervical Cancer and Obesity

Featured Posts, Health, Latino, New York, Video, Women October 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Patti Murillo Casa is a Latina cervical cancer survivor who is helping Latinas who have received the diagnosis to cope.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

Baker Gilberto Sánchez, of the Bronx, worries that Mayor Bloomberg will prohibit bread as it has many calories. (Zaira Cortés/EDLP)

Praise and Derision Greet Mayor’s Proposed Large Soda Ban

Food, Health June 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

In the city’s ethnic and community media, New Yorkers weigh in on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest effort to combat obesity, his proposed ban on sugar-sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces in eateries across the city.

Latinos prefieren hierbas a medicamentos para poder dormir (Photo by La Opinión / Archivo)

Study Supports Latinos’ Choice of Warm Milk over Sleeping Pills

Health, Latino March 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

A recent study found that sleeping pills may lead to premature death. But in the Latino community, El Diario reports, “Whether due to a lack health insurance, custom, or tradition, when it comes to sleeping well, many Latinos prefer to use natural medicine or to follow the recipes of their grandmothers.”

Bronx resident Gloria Solis takes the tap water challenge on Southern Blvd. with Erin Diaz (Corporate Accountability International), Alfonso Flores (New York World Amateur Sports League), and Pablo Gomez (Hondurans Against AIDS).

Tasters find tap water tastes fine

Bronx, Economy, Latino November 7, 2011 at 11:22 am

Latinos are the target of a deceptive campaign to get them to buy bottled water instead of drinking the free water from New York City’s taps, say several advocacy organizations. To prove it, they offered shoppers a taste test outside one of just three stores in the US devoted exclusively to selling water.