Does Reducing Calories in Foods for Preschoolers Affect How they Eat?

Food Environment Research

Published: August 30, 2010

Researchers at Penn State’s University College of Health and Human Development tested the effect of changes in foods provided by day-care centers to their pre-schoolers.

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New Orleans report echoes goals of Child Nutrition Act by recommending improvements to local school food environment

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: August 26, 2010

New Orleans report echoes goals of Child Nutrition Act by recommending improvements to local school food environment Healthscaping – Issue 9 August 26, 2010 As the House prepares to vote on the Child Nutrition Act, the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) presents its recommendations for improving the school food environment to New Orleans City Council. The Child Nutrition Act represents a historic opportunity to address the childhood obesity epidemic at the federal level…

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Five years post-Katrina, the Tulane PRC celebrates a vision for a healthier New Orleans through the adoption of a new master plan

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: August 26, 2010

Five years post-Katrina, the Tulane PRC celebrates a vision for a healthier New Orleans through the adoption of a new master plan Healthscaping – Issue 9 August 26, 2010 Looking back From a city in shambles to an opportunity to rebuild healthier neighborhoods through the passage of its new master plan, New Orleans has come a long way since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Barraged by flood waters and emotions, New Orleanians…

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Report highlights recommendations for improving school food in New Orleans

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: August 26, 2010

Report highlights recommendations for improving school food in New Orleans Fitting New Orleans – Issue 9 August 26, 2010 The New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee (FPAC) will present recommendations for improving the food environment in local schools to the New Orleans City Council on Thursday, August 26. The recommendations emphasize practical steps the state, city, school districts and individual schools can take to transform school lunch and provide healthy food and learning opportunities to…

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New directions for Louisiana's roads

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: August 26, 2010

New directions for Louisiana's roads **Fitting New Orleans – Issue 9 ** Dan Jatres, Regional Planning Commission August 26, 2010 In the past month, Louisiana has witnessed several milestones in transportation polices and laws aimed at making Louisiana's roadways safer and more accessible for all users. These changes are the culmination of years of effort on the part of citizen advocates and public agencies working together to better meet the transportation needs of Louisianans. The…

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New Orleans youth will have a safer walk or bike to school thanks to planned infrastructure improvements

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: August 26, 2010

New Orleans youth will have a safer walk or bike to school thanks to planned infrastructure improvements **Fitting New Orleans – Issue 9 ** August 26, 2010 The KidsWalk Coalition is working to ensure kids have a new way to shake off first day of school jitters for the 2010-2011 school year – the option to walk or bike off that nervous energy on the way to school. The KidsWalk Coalition, a local initiative led…

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Back to school: Healthy meals, healthy kids

Policy & Advocacy

Published: August 26, 2010

Nutrition Bites Back to school: Healthy meals, healthy kids Lauren Futrell Dunaway, MPH, RD, LDN August 26, 2010 With kids heading back to school this fall, it's important to stop and take a look at what schools are serving children for breakfast and lunch. Many children in New Orleans spend on average eight hours at school, consuming most of their calories each day in the cafeteria. Why is focusing on school meals important? In Louisiana,…

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