Join Our Chat On Latinos and Nutrition This Friday!


NCLR is teaming up with our friends at Voices for Healthy Kids and the bloggers at MomsRising for a moderated Twitter chat on how nutrition can help Latino families live healthier lives. We’ll be part of MomsRising’s weekly #FoodFri chat.

During this discussion, we’ll talk about the importance of having all children enter kindergarten at a healthy weight, and the policy and program opportunities available to help achieve this goal. Too many Latino children enter kindergarten at an unhealthy weight, which can affect a child’s ability to learn and can lead to health problems later in life. This chat also presents an opportunity to look at this problem holistically, discussing the barriers Latino children currently face in achieving a healthy weight, and the role that public policy and programs at all levels can have in addressing this critical issue.

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Join the conversation tomorrow, April 1, at 1 p.m. EST. You can follow the chat using #FoodFri. We look forward to your tweets!

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