It needs to be understood that social, economic, and psychological factors play an important role in promoting and curtailing health issues in a particular ethnic group. However, it can be considered as a mystery that Latino children are more prone to obesity than any other ethnic group (Rodriguez (2011)
The discussion aims at highlighting key issues behind the obesity problems among the Latino children along with developing aims, goals and objectives to control it through effective programs and initiatives. There is no denying that goals and objectives should be SMART targeting the group in an impactful manner along with offering solutions within the stipulated time for better results. Obesity, being a global phenomenon is often considered as an obstacle crippling the young generation of the world but the impact has been severe on Latino community that needs to be assessed and understood for developing a healthy society (Alban (2009)
It is important to change the environment rather than behavior as environment affects the behavior directly that is further driven by perceptions and ideas (Franzini, Keddie, 2001). The discussion highlights the importance of a well structured obesity program for Latino children aged 12-17 in order to make them aware on obesity problems along with guiding and educating them using wide arrays of programs and tools.
The mission statement for obesity control program among Latino children is to offer a platform educating and creating awareness on obesity issues along with curtailing them through health care initiatives. The mission statement can be considered as very specific that aims at controlling obesity issues among Latino children along with changing their environment with a belief of changing their behavior, perception and attitude towards obesity.
The name of the obesity program is “Let’s Go” that highlights the importance of moving on with a group willing to achieve common aims