Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members and partners have been up to recently! Click on the photo for a gallery of pictures, and read below for related updates. To find out more about our partners, click here to visit our Community Partners page.

Fit NOLA: Pictures 1-5
(Pictures 1-2) The Big Easy Open Streets event took place on September 15, 2018. The City of New Orleans, Fit NOLA and partners hosted the free event along Basin Street to encourage people to walk and bike in the neighborhood. The route traveled along historic Storyville and ended at the Lafitte Greenway. The event showcased many diverse forms of physical activity that included yoga for kids and adults, Imagination STEM Playstation for kids, Zumba, health vendors, free walking and biking tours as well as information about the Connect the Crescent installation. Big Easy Streets saw over 100 participants along a .3 mile route and will continue to grow each year with the hope to continue to foster physical activity, civic engagement and support local businesses through the various selected Open Streets routes that will take place in New Orleans neighborhoods.
Upcoming Fit NOLA events include:

- (Picture 3) Fit NOLA and the Tulane Prevention Research Center will host a #LiveFitNOLA Twitter chat featuring The Cookbook Project, on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 12-1pm. The topic of the conversation will be “Food Matters.” To join in the chat, visit Twitter and search for the hashtag: #LiveFitNOLA.

- (Picture 4) Fit NOLA continues to partner with the Downtown Development District to activate Duncan Plaza, located across from New Orleans City Hall. Events are being held in November in the plaza at the corner of Loyola Avenue and Perdido Street. The next series of events are: 1) free yoga classes from 5-7pm on Mondays and Wendesdays, Nov. 5-28, from 5:30-6:30pm, and 2) editation classes from 12:15-12:45pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1-29.

- (Picture 5) Fit NOLA is partnering with The Carver Theater and Project Peaceful Warrior to offer free yoga classes to educators now through May 7, 2019, on Tuesdays, from 5-6pm, at the Historic Carver Theater, 2102 Orleans Ave.) For more information and/or to register, email kirsten@projectpeacefulwarriors.org.

Caffin Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church: Picture 6
Caffin Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting its Really Wheelin’ Make A Difference Day Fair on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10am-4pm, at the church’s fairgrounds, 1029 Caffin Avenue. Activities include a space walk and children’s area, food and music, “Saints Fan Man Cave,” bike tune-ups and bike challenges, and healthy lifestyle information and health screenings. Prizes include a bike giveaway. Attendees can also view the Movin’ for LIFE “Photovoice Project” Exhibit and take a bike tour of some of the photo locations. No Bike? No problem. Borrow one from the church for the bike challenges and rides.
For more information, contact the Caffin Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Service Ministry, Royliene Johnson 225-572-9664 or Noella Jefferson 504-261-7320.

New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC): Pictures 7-9
The New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee held its October Courageous Conversation on Oct. 11 to learn about the impact of local, state, and national policy on our community. Members of FPAC had an engaging conversation with FPAC members Louisiana Budget Project and Recirculating Farms Coalition. More Courageous Conversations to come will be held this fall. Any ideas for topics or venues to host the conversations are welcome. Contact Elisa Munoz-Miller, FPAC Director, at elisa@nolafoodpolicy.org.
The next FPAC meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1-2pm at 200 Broadway, directly next to the Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market. Come early and enjoy lunch by Carrollton Market, get stocked up on fall produce and great value-added products like bread, jams, tofu and more.
And, lastly, FPAC is moving. The new office will be located at 4519 S. Claiborne Ave. The FPAC team will occupy a small office in a building with other like-minded organizations.
To get involved in FPAC or have an announcement placed on the FPAC website and newsletter, contact Elisa Munoz-Miller, FPAC Director, at elisa@nolafoodpolicy.org.

Topics:   community advisory board , community health , physical activity , health communication , biking , nutrition , agriculture , farmers market , food environment

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