#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/23: Impact of Sugar & Healthier Alternatives


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What are your plans for this coming halloween?

If you have children, chances are many of them will be trick-or-treating for candy and other sugar-loaded treats.

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While its OK to enjoy a sweet treat from time to time, as a community it’s also important to recognize the consequences that arise with easy access to products high in added sugars, and having less access to healthier options.

Recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommended that children over 2 years of age should consume no more than 6 teaspoons/day of added sugars. Yet most children have up to 19 teaspoons/day. Among Latino kids, this number may be even higher.

Join us this #SaludTues on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, to find out how to take action and tweet about the Impact of Sugar and Healthier Alternatives for Latinos and all people.

WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat:
TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, October 23, 2018
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
HOST: @SaludAmerica
CO-HOSTS: The American Heart Association of Minnesota (@HeartAssocMN), Dr. Charlotte H. Huntley, PhD (@DrCHHuntley), The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation (@MSDCenter), Dunk the Junk (@DunkTheJunk), Healthy Living Matters (HLMHarrisCounty) and The US Department of Health and Human Services, Region II Office (@HHS_HealthReg2)

OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #SSBs #Halloween #healthieralternatives

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

  • What is the impact of sugar on children, minority communities (like Latinos)?
  • What are the effects of #sodas, #sugarsweetenedbeverages, & #SSBs on communities & how can we work to reverse this?
  • This #halloween what can you do to promote #healthieralternatives in your community, for kids & adults? Share some of your own tips & ideas

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your stories, and resources to help promote awareness of the impact of sugar and healthier alternatives.

Contact Rosalie Aguilar at aguilarr2@uthscsa.edu for this week’s #SaludTues tweetchat questions in advance.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids)

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