Yenifer Gallegos Edith Martinez Monique Saldana Karen Arriaga

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Yenifer Gallegos Edith Martinez Monique Saldana Karen Arriaga
Monique Saldana
Karen Arriaga
Yenifer Gallegos
Edith Martinez
Topics:
Teen Pregnancy
Health Care
Eating Habits and
Body Image
Teen Pregnancy:
No More “Children Having Children”
Have you thought about
how pregnancy affects
your ability to accomplish
"People in my life or
community think it's
okay to be a teen
parent”
your goals?
100%
Disagree
80%
Agree
60%
70%
40%
20%
0%
NO
Yes
Education Comes First….
Fact: Daycare is offered in some High Schools
Fresno is the 7th ranking County
with the highest rate in teen child
birth
Alternative: Providing more programs
at school, to help reduce numbers in
teen pregnancy.
Teen Access to Health Care:
63% of Latina’s and their families
have a type of medical insurance
However top three concerns are:
- People abusing the system
- Won’t be able to afford
- Will cause the United
States to go into debt
The Food Desert
 42% Latina girls answered that the nearest market
with fresh fruits and vegetables is 5 blocks or further
away from home.
 Supermarkets with fresh healthy choices are not
common in low-income areas which leave convenience
stores as the first option for groceries. Fresno has the
highest concentration of convenience stores in the
state.
 48% of Latinas said they only have 1-2 serving of fruits
and vegetables per day, not close enough to what is
recommended.
Body and Nutrition Affect You
 Of the Latinas surveyed, 42% said they feel that they
have a healthy weight while the other 58% are unsure
about how they feel about it.
 41% answered that they exercise at home. Another 32%
stated that they play a sport.
 Being active and eating healthy are very strongly
connected, but if the body is not getting the nutrition it
needs because access to healthier choices is difficult for
a Latina, then something in the system is not right.
Time to make a CHANGE!
PEERS:
 Be the voice! Choose your passion
and drive yourself to make a
change.
Adults:
 Provide students with knowledge
and resources for these topics.
Elected Officials
 Be more sensitive to your
community.
 Make yourself available,
noticeable, and approachable.

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