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#SaludTues Tweetchat 8/13: How Companies Target Junk Food Marketing to Latinos



Targeting unhealthy foods and drinks to Latinos contributes to health inequities. Yet, the food and beverage industry use marketing tactics founded on the 4 Ps of marketing—product, place, price, and promotion—to target Latino kids with foods and drinks high in sugars, salt, and fats, according to a recent Berkeley Media Studies Group report. Food and beverage companies leverage geolocation technology, strategically set low prices, and exploit culture to market their least healthy products to Latinos, the report states. Let's use #SaludTues on Aug. 13, 2019, to tweet about how companies use marketing tactics to target Latinos with ads for unhealthy foods and drinks. WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How Companies Target Junk Food Marketing to Latinos” TIME/DATE: 1-2 ...

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SaludTues 8/6: Let’s Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!


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Despite the importance of breastfeeding for the healthy development of children, breastfeeding rates remain lower in the U.S. than in many other countries. Among Latinas, many women initiate breastfeeding, however 50% are no longer breastfeeding after 6 months. According to a 2017 research review, Latina Mom and Baby Health, conducted by Salud America!  there is now evidence to show that breastfeeding for 1 year or longer can significantly lower a child's chances of becoming obese.  Why is it important to promote breastfeeding and how can policy help create a supportive environment? Find out at our next #SaludTues chat! The Impact of Breastfeeding on Latina Moms and Children Despite the vast amount of research that highlights the incredible benefits of breastfeeding, women ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/30: The Role of Promotoras in Helping Prevent Diabetes


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Diabetes can lead to countless life-changing complications. Unfortunately, Latinos are disproportionately affected by diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. Additionally, the prevalence of diabetes among Latinos is rising at a substantially higher rate than non-Hispanic Whites. On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, let’s use #SaludTues on Twitter to chat about the importance of diabetes awareness and preventive solutions that will improve the health of Latinos and all!  TIME:1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT) DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: @WeAreUnidosUS, @AADEdiabetes, @ChapCareOrg & @NCFHTX. We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore: Diabetes and the Latino ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/23: Using Technology to Quit Smoking


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The development of e-cigarette and vaping products has been on the rise among youth smokers. Young adults between ages 18 to 21 are most at risk to become habitual smokers. Longer duration of smoking is associated with increased risk for lung cancer, lung cancer death, and coronary heart disease. Worse, smoking is an addictive, tough opponent to beat. How can we promote quitting and smoke-free environments? Let’s #SaludTues on Tuesday, July, 23rd, 2019, to tweet about the latest research and beneficial strategies and programs that use the latest technology which helps to quit smoking WHAT: #SaludTues: Using Technology to Quit Smoking TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, July 23, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/16: How to Win the Fight Against Sugary Drinks


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Latino kids consume more sugary drinks than non-Latino kids at all ages, which contributes to their high obesity rates, among other health issues, research shows. Fortunately, many new policies are emerging to fight sugary drink consumption. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, to tweet about what’s working to fight sugary drink consumption and increase consumption of water for Latino and all kids!  WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Win the Fight Against Sugary Drinks” TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 16, 2019 WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOST: The American Academy of Pediatrics (@AmerAcadPeds), The Horizon Foundation (@thehorizonfound), Center for Science in the Public Interest (@CSPI), ...

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#SaludTues 7/9: ‘YOUnite Research!’ The Importance of Clinical Trial Participation


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The importance of clinical trial participation cannot be overstated, especially among minority groups like Latinos. 1 in 6 individuals in the U.S. are Latino, yet only 1% participate in clinical trials. Despite the rapid growth of Latino populations all across the U.S., Latinos continue to lag behind in clinical trial participation. Why should we be concerned with getting more Latinos involved in clinical research trials?  Lack of Data on Latinos While scientists continue to learn more about diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes, through advances in genetics and medical technologies, the data collected is often not representative of the population. This means that new medicine or treatments may not be effective among Latinos, therefore it is crucial to ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 7/2: The Importance of Minority Mental Health Month


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July is Minority Mental Health Month. Mental illness does not discriminate based on race. However, Latinos are far more likely than their peers to have mental health issues, according to a Salud America! Research Review. Additionally, Latinos and blacks are less likely than whites to get the mental health services they need, thus leading to a plethora of problems such as missing work. Join us for #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 for a tweetchat in honor of Minority Mental Health Month. What: #SaludTues Tweetchat –  The Importance of Minority Mental Health Month Time/Date: 1-2 P.M. ET (Noon-1 P.M. CT), Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Where: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues HOST: @SaludAmerica CO-HOSTS: Stamp Out Stigma (@StampStigma) and The American Foundation ...

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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/25: How to Address Alzheimer’s & Brain Health in Latinos


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June marks Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect on the many challenges and inequities facing people of color in the United States when it comes to Alzheimer's Disease and overall brain health. Sadly, U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites, studies show. Alcohol, sleep deprivation, and diabetes play a role in this gap. Worse, Latino caregivers can experience high levels of stress when supporting their family members with the disease. To understand and address these disparities, people must pay more attention to the role of the social determinants of health. Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to tweet about the latest research and beneficial strategies and programs to prevent and reduce ...

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#SaludTues 6/18: Let’s Celebrate Men’s Health Month!


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Heart disease and cancer are among the leading causes of death for Latino men. Each year over 40% of men in the U.S., are lost to such chronic diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Why do men face higher health risks?   Compared to women, men are often less likely to get preventative screenings or checkups.  Additionally, certain health behaviors related to diet, physical inactivity, and smoking may lead to increased risks of disease.   Certain occupations and exposures may also put men at risk for certain cancers and poor health.   Join us this month for #SaludTues at 1 p.m. ET on June 18, 2019, to celebrate and help promote Men’s Health Month!  WHAT: #SaludTuesTweetchat: “Let's Celebrate Men's Health ...

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