#SaludTues Tweetchat 12/6: Food Marketing Companies Add More to Black and Latinos’ Plates


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Despite overall declines in ad spending and TV ad exposure since 2017, high-calorie, low-nutrient products, including candy, sugary drinks, snacks, and fast food, continue to be disproportionately advertised to Black and Latino consumers.

US food companies are responsible for this ethnically targeted marketing, which worsens disparities in diet-related diseases, including heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, to discuss the implications of ethnically targeted food and beverage marketing and how to hold companies accountable.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: Food Marketing Companies Add More to Black and Latinos’ Plates
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: @UConnRuddCenter, @councilbh, @PublicHealthMap, @LatinaStrongDr, @latinxvocesllc, and @DulceMariaMPH
  • HASHTAG: #SaludTues

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

  • What are some examples of unhealthy TV food and beverage marketing?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the effects of unhealthy TV food and beverage advertising to Black and Latino consumers?
  • What can companies do to promote health equity through food and beverage marketing?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore the importance of infection control in healthcare settings!

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

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