#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/1: Strategies to Address Food Insecurity

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Sadly, food insecurity ─ being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food ─ is common in the United States.

This is especially true for Latinos and other people of color. U.S. Latino and Black households are more likely to suffer food insecurity (16.2% and 21.2%, respectively), than the national average (11.1%), according to USDA data, Salud America! reports.

COVID-19 is making the situation worse, too.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, to discuss emerging strategies to reduce fod insecurity and improve healthy food access for Latinos and all people during and beyond the pandemic!

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • How food-insecure are Latinos?
  • What ways can federal, community, and school leaders do to reduce food insecurity?
  • Who are the heroes that are improving healthy food access?

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources to explore how to reduce food insecurity for Latinos and all people!

#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

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