Juvenal Juarez immigrated from Mexico to the United States 28 years ago in search of a better life for himself and his 3 sons. He currently works for ABLE at Oakland's City Center while participating in BSP's Health and Wellness classes at his worksite. As a result, Juvenal has been able to make changes in his daily habits to improve his own wellness and the wellness of his family.
After learning about the importance of nutrition, Juvenal has substituted the unhealthy foods in his and his family's diet with healthy foods. He also commits to daily walks, stay hydrated and pay extra attention to how he moves about work to prevent joint pain. While many low-income Latino workers are adversely affected by health disparities, BSP's Health and Wellness classes aim to close the gap to give workers like Juvenal and his family the tools and knowledge to create a healthier lifestyle on the job and off.