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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), Filmmaker Karen Akins (@enjoy_diabetes), Nutrition scientist Dr. Redunkulous (@DrRedunkulous), First 5 Contra Costa, California (@First5CoCo)
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- How many sugary drinks do Latino kids consume?
- How can families, doctors, schools, and communities curb sugary drink consumption?
- What programs or strategies can boost access to water?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to reduce unhealthy sugary drink consumption Latinos and all people.
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.
By The Numbers
of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids)