Children  Mexico Project #32657

Help fight childhood obesity in Mexico

by Yo Quiero Yo Puedo Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


The program "I want to, I healthy and prevent obesity" seeks to empower the whole school community so that kids can lead a healthier life.

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Mexico ranks first worldwide in childhood obesity. This is a critical risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and high mortality rates. In the state of Chihuahua, the state with the highest rate of obesity, where 30% of kids between 5-11 years are overweight, people consume a large amount of sugary drinks and lack physical exercise. If we continue this way, the current generation of children will live 5 years less than their parents.


Yo quiero Yo puedo facilitates the development of skills and knowledge about nutrition and the benefits of physical activity, so that people can make informed and responsible decisions about their health, each community member becoming an agent of change. Through workshops for teachers and interactive conferences for parents, this program develops skills, provides knowledge and empowers people to make better decisions regarding their health, starting from childhood.

Long-Term Impact

The program is showing good results in the promotion of life skills, with children and their families learning to take care of themselves and improving their eating habits. Besides, other conditions in schools are improving, such as bullying, peer-to-peer relationships and self-esteem. Our previous work has shown that as a result of the program, kids and parents will, on average, increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables by 35% and increase their knowledge of healthy nutrition by 26%


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Yo Quiero Yo Puedo

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Shoshana Grossman-Crist
Mexico City, Mexico
$65 raised of $5,000 goal
3 donations
$4,935 to go
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