Halloween Candy Cop: Enjoy the Sweet Stuff While Staying Healthy

October 31, 2012
by Zayda Rivera
Fox News Latino


When it comes to consuming candy, Latinos actually fall behind other groups, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Still, the Halloween season can tempt even the healthiest of families to abandon their nutritious habits and overindulge in sweet treats.

Yet, even though Latino children eat less sweets, they tip the scale as one of the groups impacted the most by childhood obesity with nearly 40 percent who are overweight or obese. In fact, a recent study by Trust for America’s Health showed that 14.1 percent of Latino high school students are obese and 17.4 percent are overweight compared to 11.5 percent obese and 14.2 percent overweight White students.

According to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) one out of two Latino children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes.


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