Providence Regional Medical Center Everett teamed up with Sodexo and the nonprofit MALDEF to host a nutritional awareness event Sept. 26 for Latino families. A crowd of more than 60 attended the two-piece workshop to learn about health and nutrition, learning new recipes and sampling some tasty, healthy food. Research shows that Latino children are disproportionately plagued by obesity, diabetes and stress-related disorders, are at an increased likelihood to develop diabetes, and have the highest obesity rates in the country.
The event provided an opportunity to engage with the local Latino community and demonstrate a commitment to improve health and nutrition in an educational and hands-on forum. (Tim Pfarr)