#SaludTues Tweetchat 1/14: How to Boost Health Equity in Schools

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How important is healthy equity in schools?

Amid the growing diversity among U.S. children, especially the rise of the Latino population, the future success of the nation depends on creating schools that are the healthiest─and most equitable─for all children.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, to tweet how schools can equitably improve the food, physical activity, and learning environment for all children! 

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: How to Boost Health Equity in Schools
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: The Children’s Health Fund (@chfund), The Healthy and Ready to Learn program of the Children’s Health Fund (@HRLNYC), Action for Healthy Kids(@Act4HlthyKids), and Gabi Fretes, food and nutrition policy and programs expert at the School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (@gabifretes)
  • HASHTAG: #SaludTues

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • The impact of school wellness policies
  • The need for healthy food and physical activity
  • The disparate impact of childhood trauma
  • Social emotional learning
  • Heroes and examples of schools that are winning in health equity

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to promote health equity in schools!

#SaludTues is a health equity tweetchat especially focused on the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

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28

percent

of Latino kids suffer four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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