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“Overweight and obesity are among the most urgent health challenges facing our country today. Excess weight contributes to many of the leading causes of death in the United States, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer”4- CDC's Winnable Battles, 2011
"When done vigorously, dancing is up there with jogging and cross country skiing for aerobic benefit. All the styles, ballroom, salsa, funk, hip-hop, can burn up to 300 calories an hour if you're really moving just like in an aerobic class.”5- Meg Jordan, PhD, RN (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
” People born and raised in a Latin American culture acquire dance in a passive learning process; through constant immersion.”10 - Tina Ramirez Founder of New York's Ballet Hispanico
Insufficient activity and sedentary lifestyle are major contributors to childhood obesity
Increase in physical activity among children would significantly reduce U.S. healthcare expenditures for the treatment of obesity-related diseases
Table 1: 2003 Chicago Youth Risk Behavior Survey14
Table 2: 2005 Chicago High School Students14
Little Village, Chicago
Table 3: 2003 Chicago Youth Risk Behavior Survey15
Table 4: 2005 Chicago High School Students15
Senator Iris Y. Martinez
Senator William Delgado
Representative Toni Berrios
Representative Elizabeth Hernandez
Representative Cynthia Soto
Afterschool Youth Development Project Act. 7/27/2010 Illinois General Assembly . <http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=3262&ChapterID=32>.
CLOCC. (2010). Pilsen community nutrition & physical activity survey. Available from http://www.clocc.net/coc/project/coop-pilsen/Pilsen_Full_Data_Report.pdf
“F as in Fat Report” Trust for America’s Health. July 2009. http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2009/
Frieden, T. (2011, January 14). CDC-Winnable Battles. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/WinnableBattles/Obesity/index.html
Health benefits of dancing. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.the-ibenefits.com/health-benefits-of-dancing.html
Mobilizing Healthcare Professionals in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity . May 2010 National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare. <http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&sqi=2&ved=0CEQQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nichq.org%2Fadvocacy%2Fadvocacy%2520documents%2FAdvocacy%2520Resource%2520Guide.pdf&ei=YPuhT43RJqHa0QGQ88DVDA&usg=AFQjCNEkXPlSbCaBCex1Oc-Yz8y656V47w&sig2=mBiP0WeKV8xo8k9vb2lKhg>.
Ogden, C.L., Carroll, M.D., Curtin, L.R., Lamb, M.M., & Flegal, K.M. (2010). Prevalence of high body mass index in US children and adolescents, 2007-2008. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 303(3), 242-249.
8) Olvera, Norma Ph.D.; Kellam, Stephanie F.; Menefee, Kara; Lee, Jay; and Smith, Dennis W. (2010) "Physical Activity in Latino Children: Research and Its Implications," Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 3
9) Prevalence of Childhood Overweight and Obesity in Chicago. 2010 Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children . <http://www.clocc.net/coc/prevalence.html>.
10) Salsa: The Dance. 1999 Salsa & Merengue Society. <http://www.salsa-merengue.co.uk/revealit/dancesal.html>.
11) Trust for America’s Health, State Data Illinois. (2009). Retrieved June 16, 2010 from http://healthyamericans.org/states/?stateid=IL
12) Quinn, Michael and McNabb, Wylie (2000) “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs for Chicago Hispanics: A Community-Based Needs Assessment 11.” Illinois Morbidity and Mortality Review, 4(2).
13) Whitman, S., Williams, C., & Shah, A.M. (2004). Sinai Health System’s community health survey: Report 1. Chicago, Illinois: Sinai Health System.
14) Zurn, L. (2005). The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: The Status of Female Youth Health and Physical Activity in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. East Meadow, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation.
15) Zurn, L. (2005). The Women’s Sports Foundation Report: The Status of Health and Physical Activity in Chicago Hispanic Girls. East Meadow, NY: Women’s Sports Foundation.