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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

In S. King County, an extraordinary effort to bring better health

It’s a scene that every mother knows all too well: Monica Davalos tells her daughter, Arlette Ramirez, she’ll have to wait for a healthy snack instead of grabbing a sugary treat at the grocery store. Her son, Abraham, gets a laugh out of it all while her father, Ernesto Davalos, stays out of it. Ernesto’s diabetes diagnosis in January helped the family start to understand the importance of nutrition and exercise.