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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/22: Companies Still Target Latino Kids with Unhealthy Ads



Restaurants, and food and beverage companies continue targeting Black and Hispanic consumers with advertising for their least nutritious products, primarily fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snacks, according to a new UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity report released Jan. 15. Eight out of 10 of the food ads seen by Hispanic children on Spanish-language TV promote fast food, candy, sugary drinks, and snacks, the report states. Although targeted marketing is not problematic in and of itself, target advertising for products that are high in sugar, fat, sodium, and calories to Latino and Black consumers is a public health issue. Join #SaludTues on Jan. 22, 2019, to explore the report findings and tweet about how companies continue to target Latino youth with ads for ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/15: Impact of Policy on Immigrant Health


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Anti-immigrant policies impact the health of immigrant families and national health on many levels. When racial profiling and fear of deportation is high immigrant families are less likely to seek health care services, despite being eligible in many cases. Studies also show that such fears may have long term health consequences, which could result from poor food purchasing practices, a lack of physical activity, stress and poor mental health. Let's tweet with #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to learn more as we discuss the impact that anti-immigrant policies have on immigrant health. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The American ...

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SaludTues Tweetchat 1/8: New Year, New Goals: Nutrition For Health



Disregard what the number on the scale says. Nutrition, along with physical activity, is associated with positive health outcomes, while unhealthy food contributes to disease, especially in Latino families who lack access to healthy foods and nutrition education. Join #SaludTues on January 8, 2019, at 1 p.m. EST to tweet about how Latinos and all can use the start of a New Year to make better, nutritious choices. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “New Year, New Goals: Nutrition For Health” TIME / DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, 1/8/19 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: CHEF - Culinary Education For Families (@CHEFSanAntonio) We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/18: Fortify Mental Health for the Holidays!


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The holidays can be a season for family, friends, and festivities. But this time also can bring stress, anxiety, and depression. Financial and gift-giving burdens rise. The calendar gets jammed with travel, social gatherings, or loneliness for those who can’t meet with friends and family. This is bad news especially for Latino and other minority groups who already suffer higher rates of mental health issues than their peers. On Twitter, let's use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to share tips, stories, and resources to help Latino and all people manage and fortify their mental health and self-care this holiday season: WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Fortify Mental Health for the Holidays” TIME / DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, 12/18/18 WHERE: On ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/11: Place-Based Health Disparities



Where you live is a bigger predictor of your health and life expectancy than your genes. The places we live are made up of homes, schools, childcare, parks, grocery stores, workplaces, community services, and the streets connecting us to these destinations. However, the places we live were not created equal, contributing to health disparities among Latinos. UPDATE: Check out the recap on Wakelet.  Join #SaludTues on Dec. 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about laws and policies that have created unhealthy places and strategies to reduce place-based health disparities.  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Place-Based Health Disparities” DATE: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST (Noon-1:00 p.m. CST) WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/4/18: “Healthy Holidays – How To”


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40% of Latino kids are overweight or obese, comparted to 32% of all U.S. children. Adult obesity rates reached 35% in at least 7 states and saw increases in 31 states across the U.S. from 2012-2017, while no significant drops in obesity rates were seen in any state, over the last year. Let’s use #SaludTues on Dec. 4, 2018, to tweet information, resources, and tips that will help us all prevent or help the health dangers of stress, unhealthy eating and limited physical activity during the best time of the year. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Healthy Holidays - How To” TIME / DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, 12/4/18 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Chap Care (@ChapCareOrg), American Heart Association San Antonio ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/27: The Impact of Public Charge on Immigrant Families


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All families, including immigrant families, deserve the right to have the healthiest and best quality of life that they can. Despite the fact that immigrants generally benefit the economy, contributing $743 billion to the U.S. economy (2009-2011), the Trump administration is proposing changes to the Public Charge rule which could penalize immigrants (both legal and undocumented) for using public benefits. What does this mean for immigrant children and their families? For many, this may mean the difference between obtaining lawful permanent residence or a green card and having access to nutritious foods, medical care, and housing. Not having access to such public benefits only makes it more difficult for families to break the cycle of poverty. Join us this #SaludTues on ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/20: Enrolling Latino Families in Healthcare Coverage


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Only 1 in 10 who enrolled for healthcare coverage via HealthCare.gov were Latino, a lower rate than their black and white peers, according to the federal data. Many Latinos thus miss out on better healthcare access. How can we help? Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, to tweet how to help Latino parents and kids get the healthcare coverage they need before the end of Open Enrollment on Dec. 15! WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Encourage Latino families to Enroll in Healthcare Coverage TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: The National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMA) OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #GetCovered #OpenEnrollment ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 11/13: 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans


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Walking and other physical activities are vital for health, regardless of weight. However, physical activity levels among Latinos are low, particularly among women. Since 2008, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans have served as the primary voice of the federal government for evidence-based guidance and recommendations for health professionals, schools, and policymakers on how everyone can improve their health through regular physical activity. In 2016, the process to develop the second edition of the guidelines began. Salud America! followers also spoke up and shared their comments. On Nov. 12, 2018, the 2nd Edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, will be released. UPDATE: Check out the recap on Wakelet.  Join #SaludTues on November 13, ...

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