Wellness (activity and healthy eating)
In Minnesota, one-in-four children is overweight or obese. And like too many health conditions, poor children and children of color (regardless of family income) are even more likely to face problems with weight and associated health concerns. Learn more about childhood obesity and how it is affecting kids in our state.
In addition to clinical care, Children Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is engaged with community partners to provide a program specifically for Latino families in Minneapolis called Vida Sana. The program is a community- and family-based effort focused on breaking down the barriers to healthier lifestyles. Through this collaboration, we hope to gain a better understanding of how to support families as they focus on eating well and making healthy choices. We believe that by working in partnership with families and community partners we can have an impact on this growing epidemic.