This fall HHS launched Niños Sanos de Texas (Healthy Texas Kids), a new YouTube channel for Spanish-speaking children. The made-for-kids videos include topics like improving nutrition, physical health and boosting physical activity.
The new channel has been popular, garnering more than 1,600 subscribers and tens of thousands of video views.
Developed by the Texas WIC program, Niños Sanos de Texas includes videos of fun dances and indoor and outdoor activities, featuring Zobey, a friendly purple puppet who loves to dance and play with friends. Previously, the Spanish language videos were combined with the English language videos on Healthy Texas Kids YouTube channel.
On Niños Sanos de Texas, parents and caregivers will find a variety of safe and useful videos for their kids to watch on their own or view together as a family. Videos vary in length and theme and are meant to both entertain and educate children ages 8 years and younger.