Racial bias contributes to high levels of poverty and hunger among Latinos

October 12, 2016
by Steven Ross Johnson
Modern Healthcare

Latino children were nearly twice as likely to go without healthy food compared to white children. Garcia said that has led to higher rates of obesity among Latino children. The obesity rate among Latino children between the ages of two and 19 was 21% in 2011-2012 compared to 17% among other ethnic groups, according to figures from the Trust for America's Health.

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