- Posted By: Lisa M. Rawleigh
- Written by: Reuters, Martinne Geller
U.S. children and teenagers are seeing far more soda advertising than before, with blacks and Hispanics the major targets, as marketers have expanded online, according to a story by Reuters.
The report from the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity also said many fruit and energy drinks, which are popular with teenagers, have as much added sugar and as many calories as regular soda.
Children's and teens' exposure to full-calorie soda ads on television doubled from 2008 to 2010, fueled by increases from Coca-Cola Co and Dr Pepper...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: HealthDay News
Although Hispanics tend to have lower self-esteem than blacks or whites in the teen years, by age 30 their self-esteem has increased to the point that they have higher self-esteem than whites, an article reports.
And in both adolescence and young adulthood, blacks have higher self-esteem than whites. By age 30, whites trailed both Hispanics and blacks in terms of self-esteem, according to the report published online July 4 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Researchers at the...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
The "GenYLA" study looks at the current state of Young Latino Americans (YLAS), ages 18-34, and one of the fastest growing and increasingly important segments of the population. The research was conducted by the Telemundo Communications Group.
Some of the study key findings include:
- YLAS are highly maintaining their culture and heritage while still embracing their American Lifestyle.
- YLAS love being bi-cultural. More than one third of YLAS self-identified themselves as both Hispanic and American, identifying with both cultures equally the same. At the other end of the spectrum, only 2 percent felt more American than...
- Author: Norma De la Vega
An estimated 18,000 Hispanic youth are incarcerated each day in the U.S. Latino youth are often overrepresented in the juvenile justice system, receive harsher treatment than white youth for the same offenses, and are disproportionately affected by policies that treat youth as adults. Moreover, language and cultural differences serve as barriers to their fair and equal treatment in the justice system.
According to a report by the National Council of La Raza, Latino youth are 28 percent more likely than whites to be arrested and are admitted to adult jails at 1.4 times the rate of white...
- Author: Norma De la Vega
Latino children—92 percent of whom are U.S. citizens—are the fastest-growing population in the country. As the country’s future adults, workers, taxpayers and voters, they are central figures in a changing demographic landscape, and the nation’s well-being depends upon their success. Yet Latino youngsters increasingly find themselves surrounded by a discourse and environment that is hostile and detrimental toward both Hispanics and immigrants, according to a report released by the National Council of La Raza.
“Speaking Out: Latino Youth on Discrimination in the United States” examines the ways in which...