A Study On The Chicano Theater

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Chicano Theater
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Hispanics love to eat. We have antojitos, sopas, carnes, mariscos, cerveza, and most importantly we have frijoles. But in the U.S.A, our choices and lifestyles are limited to what we are given or can contend to. Obesity is highest among the Hispanic population than any other ethnicity. The food is part of the problem; our “modern” lifestyle plays a very important role. The problem is tightly woven into our society and its effects are truly menacing, but the solution requires a complete reassessment of ourselves as an ethnicity, but as a people.
The prevalence of obesity and overweight in all age groups is as a threat to health as well as an economic burden. These individual eating and activity behaviors and choices, however, are shaped by factors in the social and physical environments of communities (Hill, 2003). It has hit the Hispanic community the hardest with Hispanic Americans 1.2 times as likely to be obese than Non-Hispanic Whites, children 1.6 times more likely to be overweight as Non- Hispanic White children and Mexican American women were 40% more likely to be overweight, as compared to Non-Hispanic Whites (OMH 2012). Why Hispanic people? There is no one specific answer but the problems it causes are very bad. Obesity is a major contributor to the onset of type 2 diabetes. Among children and youth, obesity may affect academic performance and emotional health, as well as lead to diabetes and other serious complications later
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