Salud America/Salud Today, a research network to prevent obesity among Latino children, hosted on March 23 a Tweetchat called #SaludTues, on how to be a health leader for Latino kids. Many concerned organizations, community leaders and parents logged on to the Twitterverse to give their opinion.
The main concern brought up is that, according to statistics, by the year 2050 about «35% of young people in the U.S. will be Latino» and that «more than 39 percent of Latino children are obese.»
The following are images of the chats that took place on this #SaludTues.
To ensure that Latino kids are healthy, some participants suggested that it takes a village, parents cannot do it alone.
Community Commons, one of the Tweetchat moderators, indicated that there should be more playground time and additional farmers markets.
Another participant suggested that more information in Spanish needs to be more accessible.
Stephanie Joyce, a registered dietician and nutrition advisor, mentioned that @MyPlace is a great resource for Spanish language health literature.
For more information on Salud America visit https://salud-america.org/ and to join the conversation on Twitter use #SaludTues.