11. A Taste of Home
The beverage industry is specifically targeting Latino children and youth by increasing their marketing efforts on Spanish-language television.
Monica Mendoza introduces us to an unhealthy family tradition to analyze how sugar sweetened beverages impact Latino communities and contribute to the type 2 diabetes epidemic.
The beverage industry is especially targeting Latino children…increasing marketing efforts on Spanish-language TV
Latino children saw one and a half more ads…Latino youth saw twice as many…
…first generation expected to live shorter lives than their parents…
Sugary drinks are the number one source of calories in young people’s diets
Drinking one or two sugary drinks each day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by about 25%
Nearly 1 in 2 Latino children born in the year 2000 will get diabetes in their lifetime