Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Meet our newest Community Advisory Board (CAB) member The Cookbook Project and see updates from longtime CAB members Friends of Lafitte Corridor and the New Orleans Health Department. Click on the photo to see a gallery of pictures from these partners. To find out more about the CAB, click here.

Pictures 1-4: The Cookbook Project launched the New Orleans Food Literacy Initiative (NOFLI) this November to build demand for healthy foods through Food Literacy and education programming. The Cookbook Project has trained 40 Food Literacy Educators in New Orleans in partnership with ReNew Schools, NOLA College Prep, KIPP Schools, Tulane University, Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana, Hollygrove Market and Farm, and several faith-based organizations to equip these educators with The Cookbook Project curriculum. These photos are from the capstone immersion cooking training in December 2014. The Cookbook Project will be hosting their next New Orleans training (a combination of onsite and online learning) in March 2015. To learn more and apply for the training, click here for The Cookbook Project website.
(Photos courtesy of The Cookbook Project)

Pictures 5-8: Friends of the Lafitte Corridor (FOLC), the nonprofit spearheading the Lafitte Greenway development, have some news to share about the nearly 3-mile trail and green space project in New Orleans. FOLC was named one of 26 national recipients of the Local Foods, Local Places federal initiative in December 2014. With technical support from the White House and six federal agencies, FOLC will bring together growers, community members, partners and stakeholders to develop a plan for a community garden and farmers market on the Lafitte Greenway. FOLC staff and partners also took about two dozen visitors on a walking tour of the greenway, in conjunction with the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting in New Orleans in November 2014. The greenway’s walking and biking trail has been under construction since March 2014 with completion slated for spring 2015. For more info about FOLC and the Lafitte Greenway, click here for the FOLC website.
(Photos by NOLA Aerials and courtesy of FOLC)

Pictures 9-12: The City of New Orleans Health Department held its Fit NOLA Fall Forum, bringing together dozens of partners across the city to continue working on Fit NOLA projects and programs. Fit NOLA has more than 100 partners, from corporations to neighborhood groups, working to build New Orleans into one of the nation’s top fittest cities through its six sector committees: Active Community Design, In and Out of School, and Community, Business, and Health Care. At the Fall Forum, the sectors planned how to best share health and fitness information with residents, such as creating maps, a website and listings of events and resources in the community that support healthy lifestyles. The Business Sector also recognized seven businesses and nonprofits, included Tulane University, for achieving Fit NOLA Business Certification, a program which recognizes offices that meet certain standards for worksite wellness. For more information about Fit NOLA, click here for the New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA webpage.
(Photos courtesy of New Orleans Health Department)

Topics:   Community Advisory Board , community health , obesity , diet , nutrition , built environment

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