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All kids deserve to live in conditions that are safe a conducive to good health, yet many Latino children live in communities with poor access to healthy food and green space, attend schools that lack opportunities for physical activity, and suffer from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which may put them at risk for a number of health conditions, including having an unhealthy weight.
Currently, at least 1 in 5 U.S. children are classified as obese. Among Latino and African American rates of children at an unhealthy weight are even higher.
September is national childhood obesity prevention month, let’s chat solutions and work to create a healthier future for our children.
WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Promoting a Healthy Weight For All Kids”
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
CO-HOSTS: Chap Care (@ChapCareOrg), Dr. Vanessa Salcedo (@DrVSalcedo) The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (@CLOCC_Chicago) & The UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (@UConnRuddCenter)
We’ll open the floor to relevant information, your stories, and collective experiences as we explore:
- What are some of the biggest drivers of unhealthy weights among children in the U.S.
- Why do obesity rates differ across the U.S. and among different race/ethnicity groups?
- How you can get involved with promoting a healthy weight among children living in your community!
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share information, stories, and advice about working to promote healthy environments for all kids!