#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/1/17: Water vs. Sugary Drinks

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Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than their peers at all ages, which contributes to their high obesity rates, research shows.

And they drink less water, too.

Water consumption can decrease sugary drink intake, prevent cavities, and reduce risk of dehydration and its effect on fatigue and brain functioning.

latino kids water sugary drinksLet’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, to tweet how to increase access to water for Latino and all kids, and celebrate the #SaludWater campaign!

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • How many sugary drinks do Latino kids consume?
  • Why don’t kids drink enough water?
  • How can schools give kids better access to water?
  • What programs or strategies can boost access to water?

“We need to create a culture of health where Latino children and families can make the healthy food and drink choice, and that means increasing access to water,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, the team behind the #SaludTues Tweetchats, at UT Health San Antonio.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English or Spanish, and share stories and resources to help give Latino and all kids more access to water.

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.

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