Dehydration. Fatigue. Poor classroom performance.
Water can help solve these issues for kids, but Latino kids don’t have access to clean drinking water as often as white kids, and they are more dehydrated.
That’s why Salud America! is launching the #SaludWaterhealth campaign!
#SaludWater promotes awareness and grassroots actions to inspire local change to give Latino children more access and opportunity to drink water.
“Parents, teachers, and leaders all have roles to play to help boost access to safe drinking water for Latino children in our schools and communities,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, a national network supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based at UT Health San Antonio that promotes healthy grassroots changes to benefit Latino families.
Be sure to check the #SaludWater website and take these actions to make water more accessible to Latino kids in schools and communities:
- Share social media messagesabout real stats and real people driving innovative solutions to boost water access, such as adding water bottle fountains in schools, pushing water using bilingual promotoras, and more.
- Sign a letter to urge State PTAs to prioritize access to drinking water in schools, such as water bottle fountains.
- Use our toolkit to add water bottle fountain in schools.
- Tweet how drinking water helps you live life better.
Get started now at salud-america.org/saludwater!
“We hope #SaludWater shows people that Latino kids need access to water throughout their day, and how to help make it happen” Ramirez said.
By Cliff Despres