Resolution - Obesity Within Hispanic Community

WHEREAS the League of United Latin American Citizens advocates for the wellbeing of Latinos throughout our country to include the area of health and

WHEREAS obesity is a major health problem nationwide and particularly in the Mexican American communities where diabetes and heart disease are more prevalent and

WHEREAS research recently reported by the New York Times indicates that Mexican American boys are more likely to have a higher body mass index compared to non-Mexican American boys and

WHEREAS the rise of obesity can be prevented and is not inevitable and

WHEREAS teenager Andrew Schwartz, son of a prominent physician Sherwyn Schwartz has been actively and diligently conducting research on this very problematic situation affecting Latinos and is reaching out to our LULAC Council 43893 and

WHEREAS Dr. Sherwyn Schwartz a tremendously conscientious individual has established one of the largest facilities for diabetes research as well as opening a free health screening clinic in the heart of the San Antonio, Texas Latino community with the cooperation of LULAC council 4384 and

WHEREAS young Andrew Schwartz will team up with LULAC to address this epidemic through an all out active program directly geared to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of Latinos and

WHEREAS said program will consist of direct intervention by one and all to include elect4ed officials, school officials, LULOAC and the medical community.

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, that LULAC welcomes and embraces the passionate efforts of Andrew Schwartz, which have a great promise to bring about a bett3er life for our Latino youth and

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED, that LULAC will engage in research and actions that make a difference along with Andrew Schwartz that are definitely in the best interest of our Latino population throughout the country with emphasis on the youth.

Approved this 11th day of July 2008.
Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President