Join us for a tweetchat: “How to Increase Active Spaces for Latino Kids”

At 1:00 pm EST today, Chuck Marohn will be participating in a tweetchat hosted by the Institute for Health Promotion Research which has a social media campaign called Salud Today, focused on promoting healthy outcomes for Latin@s.

Follow #SaludToday on Twitter at 1pm EST to hear from Chuck and others in the field. 

Here's the info from Salud Today about the chat:

Physical activity is scientifically proven to improve health outcomes.

But Latino kids have less safe physical activity opportunities than white kids, including fewer parks and places to walk and bike in their neighborhoods and less time for recess and P.E. in their schools.

Join #SaludTues on December 15, 2015, at 1:00 PM EST to tweet about how we can use new research and stories to redefine physical activity for lifelong Latino health, and how parents, schools, cities, nonprofits, and parks can collaborate and ensure equitable access to #ActiveSpaces for all kids.

WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Increase Active Spaces for Latino Kids”

TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues

HOST: @SaludToday

CO-HOSTS: @AL_Research @kaboom @americawalks

SPECIAL GUEST: @clmarohn

We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:

  • The results of a new research package, “Active Spaces and Latino Kids,” by Salud America!, a national Latino childhood obesity research network based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday and the #SaludTues Tweetchats.
  • How inequitable access to active spaces negatively influences Latino kid’s health.
  • Ways to increase Latino kid’s access to active spaces in school, in their neighborhood, and on the street.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help raise awareness about important health issues that affect Latinos.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.