Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2005–As part of Univision’s Peabody award winning health campaign, Salud es Vida…Enterate! (Lead a Healthy Life…Get the Facts!), Univision 34 will air a half-hour special on the importance of children’s health.
Hosted by renowned actress and television personality, Gaby Rivero, the special “Los Ninos y su Salud” (Our Children and Their Health) will air Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. The special program is designed to inform and educate parents and caregivers on raising awareness about health concerns in their children, engage them in healthy activities and lifestyles and learn essential emergency treatments and accident prevention techniques.
“Los Ninos y su Salud” will cover topics including the importance of physical activities and a healthy diet, physical conditions that may put the health of Latino children at risk and mental health issues. One health factor on the rise within our community is childhood obesity. According to a report published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 16% of children in the United States are overweight. The same study reveals that these children are at a higher risk of developing serious medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease and Type II Diabetes.
Throughout this special program, toll free telephone numbers will be provided which will help parents prepare an essential guide to their family’s health and safety. Additional information will be available on Enterate’s webpage by logging onto http://www.univision.net, keyword: Enterate.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.