Obese And Overweight Hispanic Children

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Obese and overweight Hispanic children are a direct consequence of a low Socioeconomic Status.
A famous American chef, Tom Colicchio, once said: “This is what people don 't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It 's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It 's because kids - and this is the problem with school lunch right now - are getting sugar, fat, empty calories - lots of calories - but no nutrition” . On the other hand, a socioeconomic status, according to the dictionary is “An individual 's or group 's position within a hierarchical social structure. Socioeconomic status depends on a combination of variables, including occupation, education, income, wealth, and place of residence” .
But, what is poverty and what does it have to do with a low socioeconomic status (SES)?
Poverty is nothing more than the origin of a low SES, “Families with low socioeconomic status often lack the financial, social, and educational supports that characterize families with high socioeconomic status. Poor families also may have inadequate or limited access to community resources that promote and support children 's development and school readiness. Parents may have inadequate skills for such activities as reading to and with their children, and they may lack information about childhood immunizations and nutrition”
Hispanic, specially “ Mexican – Americans, the most common sub group of Hispanics in the U.S., have among the highest rates of childhood
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