Washington, DC-- Internationally recognized Hispanic soap opera star and up and coming Latina film actress Barbara Mori has teamed up with the Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP) to help communicate to Hispanic moms across the country the importance of thinking about what they and their kids drink.
Barbara Mori dons a milk mustache
Up and Coming Latina Hollywood Actress Barbara Mori Stars in Her Latest Role as the Newest Hispanic Milk Mustache Celebrity
As such, Barbara Mori will be sporting a milk mustache with her son in the upcoming Hispanic ad campaign, launching in print magazines nationwide on May 1st.
This message is key for Hispanics since according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1/3 of Hispanics in the United States are currently obese. Obesity leads to many health related problems that Hispanics are already predisposed to such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.
Studies indicate that drinking low-fat and/or fat free milk is not only good for developing strong bones but also helps you maintain a healthy weight and build toned lean muscle mass (1). “I decided to become a spokesperson of the Hispanic Milk Mustache campaign because it enabled me to provide my son with a good example and at the same time communicate important health issues to Hispanic women.” said Barbara.
Think About Your Drink
When thinking of maintaining a “healthy weight” most people focus on what’s on their plate, but what’s filling their glass is also important. Since the 1970’s there has been a 123% increase in the consumption of sugary soft drinks while milk consumption has declined (2). This increased consumption of calorie and sugar filled drinks
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