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Studies have shown that children entering kindergarten at a healthy weight are least likely to develop diabetes, asthma, cancer, and other health issues. They're also more likely to become healthy adults. And that's something to aspire to!

Join #FoodFri on April 1, 2016, between 1 and 2pm, Eastern, to chat with , and ensuring they begin kindergarten at a healthy weight! This chat will be conducted in English and Spanish.

During this chat we will discuss the importance ofhaving 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 is 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.

Join us and invite a friend (or two!) by clicking below.

Tweet: Join #FoodFri 4/1 at 1pmEST to give #Latino kids a head start & help them start #kindergarten at a healthy weight:

Tweet: Join #FoodFri 4/1 at 1pmEST to give #Latino kids a head start & help them start #kindergarten at a healthy weight:


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.

More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):

National Council of La Raza

Since 1968, the National Council of La Raza has remained a trusted, nonpartisan voice for Latinos. This is the community we serve through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our programs work in communities nationwide.We partner with Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing. We believe in fighting for our community and for an America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Latinos.



Voices for Healthy Kids

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and American Heart Association (AHA), works to help all young people eat healthier foods and be more active. Learn how you can help all children achieve a healthy weight at


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