So many good things happen when kids go outside and play.
Kids who are physically active have better grades, school attendance, and behavior than kids who aren’t, according to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Unfortunately, Latino kids lack access to safe places to play and be active.
These kids face higher risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other preventable diseases that threaten quality of life.
Let’s use #SaludTues on April 25, 2017, to Tweet about how schools, communities, health providers, city leaders, and you can ensure this is the best and healthiest summer ever.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Kids Day, Summer and Life”
- TIME/DATE: TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, April 25, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: National Afterscool Association (@NatlAfterSchool); Texas YMCAs (@TexasYmcas); Texas Pediatric Society (@txpeds); Healthy Living Matters (@HLMHarrisCounty)
- Optional Hashtags: #BestSummerEver #HealthyKidsDay
We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:
- Social and environmental factors that play a role in our health.
- Why physical activity is so important.
- How schools, communities and you can help Latino and all kids stay active and healthy this summer and for life.
Use #SaludTues to follow the conversation and share strategies, stories, and resources to ensure that Latino and all kids have an active and healthy summer and life.
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.