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There’s a reason our ancestors have always been so strong. From serving delicious and nutritious meals to valuing family love and affection, our Latino families have always held the secret to helping raise healthy children.
Arriving at grandma’s house with flu symptoms immediately meant a herbal drink, a good meal, and lots of affection. But our traditions go much further when it comes to health.
And because we are so proud of our culture, here we share our secrets with you.
The love of the women of the house
The foundations of Latin culture are strong because they are maintained by the love of women. Aunts, sisters, cousins, and grandmothers are always there for us.
Grandmotherly love can help new moms adapt to the many changes that come with having a baby, and Latino families know this all too well since our multigenerational households are woven around love and support.
While it’s true that in Latin culture there is still a bit of a taboo on physical affection, the reality is that we are experts in the art of hugging.
Positive physical contact, like hugging, can help children feel more secure and develop self-confidence.
Sense of community
Latinos learn from a young age about the importance of community. They are taught to have good manners and help others.
From participating in community organizations to taking an active role in our traditional neighborhood groups, Latinos are always there to help others when needed.
Nutritious family meals
Latin cuisine is not only delicious but also nutritious. We are not only talking about foods such as Venezuelan pabellon or Peruvian ceviche; we are also talking about the infinity of fruits and vegetables that are part of our daily diet.
Add to that a tradition of family gatherings every week, and both our bodies and souls are sure to be well-fed.