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Louisiana joins movement to improve neighborhood access to healthy food with proposal

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: April 13, 2009

Louisiana joins movement to improve neighborhood access to healthy food with proposal Healthscaping – Issue 2 April 13, 2009 The Healthy Food Retail Study Group, established by Senate Resolution 112 in 2008, released a report to the Louisiana Legislature outlining recommendations for a Healthy Food Retail Financing Program that would improve the overall health of Louisianans by increasing access to fresh healthy foods. Research findings that people with better access to supermarkets and fresh produce…

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New Orleans will use federal stimulus money to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: April 13, 2009

New Orleans will use federal stimulus money to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure Healthscaping – Issue 2 April 13, 2009 The popularity of the green movement coupled with the nation's obesity epidemic has cities across the U.S. considering the appropriation of stimulus money for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure as a vehicle for the kind of change Americans need. The recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included a $27.5 billion appropriation for shovel-ready highway…

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Study group proposes Louisiana Healthy Food Retail Financing Program to make fresh fruits and vegetables more widely available

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: April 13, 2009

Study group proposes Louisiana Healthy Food Retail Financing Program to make fresh fruits and vegetables more widely available Fitting New Orleans-Issue 2 April 13, 2009 For some Louisianans, the decision to eat healthy is as simple as choosing their favorite fruits and vegetables at their local grocer. For others, a lack of access to retail stores selling fresh healthy foods makes it a difficult feat; but fast food, soda, and high-calorie snacks are readily available.…

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Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

Published: April 13, 2009

Serving healthier school food at no additional cost? Here's how Green Charter School in New Orleans did it and your school can too! Fitting New Orleans – Issue 2 April 13, 2009 Imagine a school where an expansive organic teaching garden and indoor and outdoor teaching kitchens are venues for students to grow, harvest, prepare and eat food together. This ultimate interactive learning environment is a part of everyday life for the students at Samuel…

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