#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 7/5/16: “#NatureWalks & #LatinoHealth”


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Kids who are physical activity are scientifically proven to achieve higher school grades, #SaludTues 07-05 (2)better attendance, improved behavior, and improved health.

So where can kids find infinite options for physical activity?


Many studies show that spending time in outdoor physical activity can positively impact mental and physical activity and health. But Latinos tend to lack availability of and safe access to parks and other natural spaces..

Let’s use #SaludTues on July 5, 2016, during the #NatureWalks theme month and #SuperJuly National Parks and Recreation Month, to tweet about the “Power of Nature” and how parents, schools, and communities can improve awareness of and access to nature among Latinos and everyone.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “#NatureWalks & #LatinoHealth”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: National Park and Recreation Association (@NRPA_news); Kids Health (@KidsHealth); Miami Dade Schools (@MDCPS).
  • Optional Hashtags: #NatureWalks #SuperJuly #WalkingWorks

We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we discuss:

  • The physical and mental benefits of physical activity and the great outdoors.
  • Where you can find safe places to walk outdoors, explore a park, and find fun things you can do while you and your family are there.
  • Innovative changes that disadvantaged communities have made to improve safety and increase access to safe places to walk and play outdoors.
  • How schools, communities, city leaders, parks departments, and you can alter activities and marketing to promote a connection with nature.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources for encouraging Latinos to explore and engage the power of nature.

#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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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