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Partner Updates & Pics

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this fall! Click on the photo 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.

Photos 1-3: The Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) was awarded a $100,000 grant in November 2013 from the USDA Farm to School Program to pay for local procurement and food and nutrition education efforts over the next two years. In September 2013, ESYNOLA held Watermelon Day at three FirstLine Schools. The event featured local farmers from the Indian Springs Farmer Cooperative, melon tastings, and activities like this relay race at Samuel J. Green Charter School, in which students rolled watermelons and answered trivia questions. In October 2013 at Langston Hughes Academy, ESYNOLA celebrated Food Day to focus on nutrition and local ingredients. Organizations like Crescent City Farmer’s Market, New Orleans Food Cooperative, and the School Health Connection joined school faculty and staff to show kids and their parents fun ways to eat healthy. Also, at ESYNOLA’s inaugural Sweet Potato Fest at Arthur Ashe Charter School in November 2013, families harvested 311 pounds of sweet potatoes, attended cooking demonstrations, and participated in the Health & Wellness fair. For more information, visit www.esynola.org.
(Photos courtesy of Edible Schoolyard New Orleans)

Photos 4-5: The Mary Amelia Women's Center (MAC) and the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University recently published The 2013 Report on the Health of Women & Girls in Greater New Orleans in association with the New Orleans Health Department and the Louisiana Public Health Institute. The report, spearheaded by MAC Director and PRC co-investigator Katherine Theall, compiles compiles population and sample data in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes from local, state and federal sources. Women and girls make up more than 50% of the residents in these Parishes. Looking at health data by sex and region, as well as looking at the health of different groups of women and girls, reveals important disparities relevant to creating the best public policies for everyone. This report continues the conversation of how we work together to create a healthy New Orleans, necessary for the achievement of many other goals, and part of an ongoing exploration of the status of women and girls in Louisiana. The full report is now available at GNOWomenAndGirls.org.

Photos 6-7: Members of the National Community Committee (NCC) met in November 2013 near Orlando, Florida, for their annual meeting. The NCC is a committee that guides the national Prevention Research Centers program, which is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to discussing regular committee business, the members toured nearby Lake Apopka, one of the state’s largest freshwater lakes. The lake is being restored after decades of pollution from various sources. Former workers from nearby farms and their families have reported health problems from pesticide exposure while working on the land, and quilts have been made to document their struggles and draw attention to the polluted lake and lands.
For more information about the National Community Committee, click here. For more about Lake Apopka, visit the Friends of Lake Apopka and the Lake Apopka Quilt Project.
(Photos courtesy of Catherine Haywood and Theresa Rudder)

Photos 8-9: Staff and faculty researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center presented research at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition in Boston, Mass., in November 2013. Jeanette Gustat, faculty co-investigator at the Tulane PRC, presented on “Perceptions of the built environment influence support for local physical activity policies.” Keelia O’Malley, Tulane PRC Program Manager, presented on “Using multiple methods to examine the association between food access, food purchasing and consumption patterns of New Orleans residents.”
To learn more about the American Public Health Association, visit www.apha.org.

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