CAB-Member-Update-Pics

CAB Member Update & Pics

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this spring! Click on the photo to the right to see pictures from a few of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member’s website, click here.

Photo 1: Bike safety is the focus of a new multimedia campaign, led by the all male dance troupe 610 Stompers, Regional Planning Commission and Louisiana Public Health Institute. The ads are being shown on billboards, online videos, bus shelters and other locations. This campaign is the latest in the Regional Planning Commission’s bicycle and pedestrian program and is paid for by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The first campaign focused on pedestrian safety, such as using crosswalks. The latest wave of ads aims to make drivers more aware of bicyclists on New Orleans and Jefferson Parish streets and remind cyclists of the laws they must also follow. Test your bike safety knowledge at www.watchoutnola.com. (Photo courtesy of RPC)

Photos 2-5: Grow Dat Youth Farm holds cooking classes with their youth employees and families, works on the farm in City Park and holds business and leadership skills classes. With a focus on developing a sense of responsibility, community, environmental stewardship, and service among participants, the farm enhances leadership and teamwork abilities through the collaborative work of growing food. Learn more at growdatyouthfarm.org. (Photos courtesy of Grow Dat)

Photos 6-8: The Ruth U. Fertel Tulane Community Health Center hosts weekly Lost Dat! Classes focus on maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. The classes cover calorie counting, nutrition planning and healthy cooking. The TUCHC is also home to a Soul Steppers Walking Group, which has members from the center’s staff, patients and local residents. TUCHC Soul Steppers have completed the Crescent City Classic two years in a row (2012 and 2013). For information about either program, contact TUCHC at 504-988-3000 or tuchc@tulane.edu. (Photos courtesy of TUCHC)

Photos 9-11: Edible Schoolyard New Orleans hosted its Kindergarten ABC’s Graduation at Arthur Ashe Charter School. After a school year of eating their way through the ABC’s, tying food and nutrition education to literacy, the kindergarteners got to participate in the culminating exercise – preparing for and cooking alphabet soup. For information about Edible Schoolyard visit www.esynola.org. (Photos courtesy of ESYNola)

by Naomi King Englar

Topics:   community advisory board , community health , policy , built environment , bike lanes , sidewalks , physical activity , health communication , agriculture , youth engagement , diet , nutrition

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