New Latin-American Diet

HOUSTON (AP) -- There's a new food pyramid aimed at encouraging Latinos to eat healthier.

More than a fifth of Hispanic men are obese while more than a quarter of Hispanic women are.

The Latin American Diet Pyramid features grains, corn, plantains and tropical fruits like papayas and mangos.

A 16-page pamphlet called the "Camino Magico" or the Magic Road, is the centerpiece of a health campaign launched by a Boston-based nonprofit group. The Latino Nutrition Coalition says its basic message is the old ways are the best ways when it comes to nutrition.

Its booklet also offers some meal ideas that contain healthier versions of traditional dishes like bean tortilla melt and chicken and rice.

The supermarket guide is now available in some stores and churches in Dallas and Houston.

It will eventually be distributed in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Boston.


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