#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/16/16: “Back to School and Get Moving”


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Latino students engage in less physical activity in school than their peers, which contributes to less healthy weights and other poor health outcomes, research shows#SaludTues 08%2F16

That’s why physical activity and play is critical as kids head back to class this month.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 to tweet about the latest statistics, trends, and methods of getting students the physical activity and the social, emotional, and mental benefits of play that they need during the school day.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Back to School and Get Moving”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: Playworks (@Playworks) and the California Endowment (@CalEndow)

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

  • What’s the state of play at school for Latino kids?
  • What are ways to get kids moving during school?
  • What role can schools play in increasing ways for students to play?
  • What role can parents and advocates play?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share stories and resources that can help get Latino and all students the physical activity they need for healthy lives.

#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 Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.


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