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[Nationwide] Grant Makers & Health

National African American & Latino Frats , Sororities And Service Organizations Mark Thanksgiving With Historic Meeting With Nation’s Grantmakers In Atlanta

Historic, invitation-only conference gathered African American and Latino organizations for the first time with philanthropies to focus on developing collaborative action plans to improve health & wellness of children

Atlanta, GA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--November 18, 2005--For African American and Latino families, Thanksgiving – like most holidays – is a celebration where food is at the center of our traditions.

Sadly though, food as the centerpiece of African American and Latino holiday traditions – along with a lack of exercise, poor nutrition habits and other factors – are contributing to obesity rates in communities of color that are of epidemic proportions.

African American and Latino fraternities and sororities along with service organizations and philanthropic foundations are taking the issue of obesity head on.

Recently, and for the first time ever, more than 20 national representatives from African American fraternities, sororities and civic/social organizations representing Latino and African American communities from around the country gathered for an invitation-only day-and-a-half conference specifically to share ideas for collaboration that would help reduce the incidence of obesity among our nation’s children of color.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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