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The Resource At risk : Latino children's health, edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez

At risk : Latino children's health, edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez

Label
At risk : Latino children's health
Title
At risk
Title remainder
Latino children's health
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez
Title variation
Latino children's health
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to the United Nations, the United States spends more per capita on health care than any other nation in the world, yet ranks 42nd in life expectancy. Obesity contributes to this unfortunate situation. Experts agree that if the current obesity trends are not overturned, today's children will be the first to have a life expectancy shorter than their parents. In their introduction, editors Rafael Perez-Escamilla and Hugo Melgar-Quinonez note that the future of the country's well-being is closely tied to that of its Latino children. Several social, economic and environmental factors influence children's health and well-being. Overall, Latinos in the U.S. confront higher levels of poverty and have lower levels of education and English-language proficiency. Because of financial instability, they have less access to healthy foods and health care services. In 2009, almost 35% of Latino children lived in households that experienced food insecurity, and obesity and diabetes are rampant in the community. Written by the country's leading experts in Latino children's health, the ten articles included in this landmark volume examine the key issues that affect the well-being of the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. In each chapter, the major challenges and problems are outlined, and policy and programmatic changes are suggested. -- Publisher Description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
362.198/920089968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ102
LC item number
.A87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pérez-Escamilla, Rafael
  • Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Child Welfare
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Health Policy
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
At risk : Latino children's health, edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Obesity and school nutrition programs
  • Gail Woodward-Lopez and Wendi Gosliner
  • Television viewing and physical activity among Latino children
  • Jason A. Mendoza and Cristina S. Barroso
  • Household food insecurity and consequences for Latino children
  • Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
  • The burden of injury among Latino youth
  • Federico E. Vaca and Craig L. Anderson
  • Latino youth's substance use intentions : parental acculturation trajectories and parent-youth relationship factors
  • Felipe González Castro [and others]
  • Latino children's health and the environment
  • Economic analysis of treating and preventing type 2 diabetes : implications for Latino families
  • Roberto P. Treviño
  • George Flores [and others]
  • Impact of promotores de salud on pregnancy and child health outcomes
  • Sofia Segura-Pérez, Hector Balcazar, and Katherine Morel
  • Early feeding practices : breastfeeding and complementary feeding among U.S. Latinos
  • Donna J. Chapman and Ana Claudia Zubieta
  • My child is not fat, he's just chubby : a Latino/a parenting perspective
  • Norma Olvera, Gretchen George, and Lucia L. Kaiser
Control code
ocn731127517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781558857087
Lccn
2011025376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731127517
Label
At risk : Latino children's health, edited by Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Obesity and school nutrition programs
  • Gail Woodward-Lopez and Wendi Gosliner
  • Television viewing and physical activity among Latino children
  • Jason A. Mendoza and Cristina S. Barroso
  • Household food insecurity and consequences for Latino children
  • Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
  • The burden of injury among Latino youth
  • Federico E. Vaca and Craig L. Anderson
  • Latino youth's substance use intentions : parental acculturation trajectories and parent-youth relationship factors
  • Felipe González Castro [and others]
  • Latino children's health and the environment
  • Economic analysis of treating and preventing type 2 diabetes : implications for Latino families
  • Roberto P. Treviño
  • George Flores [and others]
  • Impact of promotores de salud on pregnancy and child health outcomes
  • Sofia Segura-Pérez, Hector Balcazar, and Katherine Morel
  • Early feeding practices : breastfeeding and complementary feeding among U.S. Latinos
  • Donna J. Chapman and Ana Claudia Zubieta
  • My child is not fat, he's just chubby : a Latino/a parenting perspective
  • Norma Olvera, Gretchen George, and Lucia L. Kaiser
Control code
ocn731127517
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 294 pages
Isbn
9781558857087
Lccn
2011025376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731127517

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