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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 spring! Click on the photo to see pictures from a couple of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member's website, click here.

Bike Easy
Pics 1-3: Bike Easy hosted Bike to Work Day on April 9 in New Orleans. More than 800 people and over 80 businesses and organizations celebrated the annual event, sponsored by Entergy. The event is part of a movement to transform New Orleans into America’s most bike-friendly city. Currently, New Orleans has 84 miles of bike lanes, compared to less than 11 miles before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
Bike Easy also launched NOLA Bike Trains – Powered by Entergy on April 11. Bike trains are groups of individuals who bicycle to work together, led by volunteer "conductors." These weekly morning routes help folks get to work in a safe, fun way. They offer year-round support for first-timers to pros. NOLA Bike Trains launched Friday April 11th!
For information about the bike trains and routes, click here.
(Photos courtesy of Jonathan Kennedy and Kristina Larson)

Sankofa Mobile Market
Pics 4-5: Sankofa reopened its Mobile Market in April, carrying a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Sankofa Mobile Market works with local community based organizations to create healthier communities by delivering fresh produce, and decreasing health disparities for the people of New Orleans Ninth Ward area. The Mobile Market also serves as a learning platform for youth in Sankofa’s Health, Education, Agriculture, and Leadership (HEAL) Project to work on market operations and enhance their communications skills, community engagement experience, and entrepreneurship capabilities.
For information about Sankofa’s Mobile Market, click here.
(Photos courtesy of Sankofa)

(May 2014)

Topics:   community health , obesity , built environment , bike lanes , physical activity , nutrition , diet , farmers market , food environment , youth engagement

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