Urban Agriculture

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: December 20, 2010

Watch as City Council President, Arnie Fielkow, interviews Tulane PRC Director, Diego Rose, about healthy food access in New Orleans on ArnieTV. Urban Agriculture from Arnie Fielkow on Vimeo.

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CDC shows lower count on food illnesses

Published: December 16, 2010

There may be fewer foodborne illness in the country than we previously thought – almost 40 percent less, in fact. And it’s due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s counts becoming more precise.

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Report Ranks Health of States, Nation

Published: December 16, 2010

“America’s Health Rankings” released 21st annual comprehensive state-by-state report of nation’s health last week.

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Working out in 20s pays off in the 40s

Published: December 15, 2010

People who maintain high levels of physical activity as young adults, especially women, gain significantly less weight in middle age, new research shows.Staying active wasn’t enough to entirely prevent age-related weight gain.But men who reported taking part in moderate to vigorous activity nearly every day gained six pounds less on average after 20 years of follow-up than their less active …

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Study: Youth sports often don't meet kids' weekly exercise requirement

Published: December 15, 2010

Parents who sign their kids up for youth sports leagues need to know: That’s not enough to ensure youngsters get the physical…

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Obesity Rising Across All Income Levels: CDC

Published: December 14, 2010

TUESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) — Two reports from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics show that the obesity epidemic is hitting young and older Americans across the economic spectrum.

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Obama administration tackles obesity

Published: December 14, 2010

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks to Matt Frei about the changes the Obama administration wants to bring to America’s school lunch lines.

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Obesity thins out recruits

Published: December 14, 2010

WASHINGTON — Forget Too Big to Fail. How about Too Fat to Fight? That’s just what is happening to America, First Lady Michelle Obama starkly warned yesterday. “More than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” she said at a DC public…

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Culture Wars: How Junk Food and Obesity Became Politicized

Published: December 13, 2010

The reasons for a red state/blue state divide when it comes to food? Big Agriculture, in part, as this Q & A explains.

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2010-12-13 08:00:00.0 - A Statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

Published: December 13, 2010

The following is a statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, regarding the signing of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act:Today marks a major step forward in efforts to prevent both childhood…

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Why obesity is a national security threat - CNN International

Published: December 06, 2010

Why obesity is a national security threat CNN International But even as this particular culture war seems headed to resolution, a new emerging cultural divide is tearing at military efficiency: obesity and overweight …

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Study Sheds New Light on Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Published: December 06, 2010

ACSM journal article probes relationship between childhood obesity, physical activity

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Two Sides of the Same Coin - Center For American Progress

Published: December 06, 2010

Treehugger Two Sides of the Same Coin Center For American Progress Dr. Mariana Chilton, director of Witnesses to Hunger, describes the paradox of hunger and obesity that afflicts many young children in low-income households … Child Nutrition bill passes House of RepresentativesThis Dish Is Veg Lawmakers focus on feeding kids wellContra Costa Times House Approves Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids ActWisconsin Ag Connection WVNS-TV -Denver Daily News all 61 news articles »

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Researchers Study Impact of Changes to WIC Package on New Orleans Food Environment

Published: December 03, 2010

Researchers at the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University are examining whether healthy changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) influence the food supply in WIC-authorized and non-WIC stores throughout New Orleans. The addition of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and reduced-fat milk to the WIC package led researchers to question if changes in demand among WIC recipients would result in an increased supply of these items…

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Congress sends child nutrition bill to Obama - The Associated Press

Published: December 02, 2010

Boston Globe Congress sends child nutrition bill to Obama The Associated Press … Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity. … Child Nutrition Bill Michelle Obama Backed Heads to President For SigningPolitics Daily Congress Passes Child Nutrition BillModern Mom Congress Approves Child Nutrition BillNew York Times DesMoinesRegister.com (blog) a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNEj5YKp-e9GoxnajFTxABUklzM4dA&url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/02/statement-first-lady-house-passing-child-nutrition-legislation”>Whitehouse.gov (press release) USA Today all 878 news articles »

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Food Security Wanes as World Warms

Published: December 02, 2010

Global warming may have begun outpacing ability of farmers to adapt.

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Obesity, And Being Even A Little Overweight, Increases Health Risks

Published: December 02, 2010

What’s Your Reaction? NEW YORK " Lugging around a few extra pounds? One of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don’t have to be obese to raise your risk of premature death. Merely being overweight carries some risk, too.

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Welcome to Our New, Web 2.0 Site

Core Research

Published: December 02, 2010

The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University is pleased to introduce our new, Web 2.0 site. Prc.tulane.edu features a host of search capabilities to make it easier for users to find content by navigating by topic or internally using the site’s search function. Powerful images of New Orleans built environment, school garden programs, related events and opportunities to be active can be seen throughout the site. Photo essays bring challenges to combating New Orleans…

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Recent summit hopes to get children moving - Walk and Roll puts focus on obesity epidemic

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: December 02, 2010

With one of the nation’s highest adult obesity rates and almost one in three children in the city overweight, health statistics are constantly weighing against New Orleans. Now, the city is coming together to reverse the trend. On a recent Saturday, advocates, government officials, school leaders and citizens gathered at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center on Lafitte Street for the inaugural Walk and Roll Louisiana summit. The day was designed to raise awareness of the…

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State of Walking and Biking Infrastructure in New Orleans

Physical Activity Research

Published: December 01, 2010

Walking or bicycling for transportation and recreation are great ways to stay active, be healthy and protect the environment. Yet, the state of our sidewalks, bike paths and curb ramps can make it easy or difficult for folks to get around. This short photo essay highlights areas of New Orleans infrastructure that need improvement, as well as examples of streets that are friendly for walking, biking and for people with disabilities.

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