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'Veggie Power Dollar' program gets Tulane PRC support

Core Research Food Environment Research

Published: March 30, 2012

It was the smell of barbeque that drew her in. But the discount on fresh vegetables and fruit is what kept New Orleans resident Linda Hughes at the Sankofa Farmers Market one Saturday in February. "I said, 'Hm. I wonder what's going on,'" said Hughes, who stopped at the market on her way home from her pharmacy. "I actually woke up this morning and said, 'I want some fruit. I'm going to eat healthy.'" Thanks…

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Bike Easy, Tulane PRC call for more bike racks in the French Quarter

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 30, 2012

Dozens of bicyclists take to the streets of the French Quarter every day in New Orleans. But secure public parking for their bikes is scant, according to a recent report on bike parking from local group Bike Easy. The report, created with technical assistance from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC), found that most riders lock their bikes to places other than bike racks, such as sign posts, street lamps and gallery columns. Of the…

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Message from the director

Core Research Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: March 30, 2012

I am happy to report that Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) staff and faculty have been very busy presenting their work and the work of the PRC in professional and scientific conferences and meetings around the United States and abroad over the past few months. At the National Alliance for Black School Educators Conference held in New Orleans this past November, I gave a presentation on the PRC's school-related work, including partnerships with the Edible…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Core Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 30, 2012

Folding student health into education talks Louisiana's educational system is the hot topic at the state Capitol this month in Baton Rouge. Lawmakers are in session to debate the details of hundreds of bills, including education reform endorsed by Gov. Bobby Jindal. In addition to those pieces of legislation are two separate bills seeking health reforms for children in schools as well as daycare centers. The Louisiana Obesity Council Work Group, whose members include the…

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KidsWalk event brings recreation leadership, advocates to the table

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 30, 2012

Recreation moved indoors on a rainy spring day as the KidsWalk Coalition hosted its latest Breakfast Roundtable Series event with the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission and Foundation. Building outstanding facilities, partnering with community groups to provide programs, and leveraging private investment were discussed at the event held Thursday, March 22 at Mike's on the Avenue in downtown New Orleans. The roundtable discussion and question-and-answer event gave over 30 local community and children’s advocates…

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Groups celebrate first day of spring in Quarter, call for more bike racks

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 21, 2012

Tuesday is the first day of spring, and in the French Quarter it will be celebrated with a second line. It is just one element of a plan to encourage more New Orleans residents to visit the area. The French Market Corporation, the French Quarter Business Association and Bike Easy are staging a news conference to encourage more local residents to enjoy the Quarter this spring and summer. Bike Easy has conducted a survey of…

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French Market hoping bike racks will help attract locals

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 21, 2012

The results of a recent survey on bicycle usage will be announced today as new bike racks are unveiled at the French Market. The survey was done by the local organization Bike Easy. Local bicyclists will gather at the Dutch Alley fountain at Dumaine and Decatur streets at 9:30 a.m. and then “second line” with the Tornado Brass Band to a 10 a.m. news conference near the French Market arch at Barracks Street. At the…

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New Study Shows Importance of Calculating Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease - MarketWatch

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 21, 2012

New Study Shows Importance of Calculating Full Cost Savings of Chronic Disease … MarketWatch (press release) WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Cost estimates for legislative proposals to address chronic health conditions like obesity use a time period that is too short to capture the potential economic value of preventing related diseases …

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Child Care Centers Often Prevented From Providing Necessary Physical Activity

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 20, 2012

More often than not, child care centers are not able to give our kids the play time and physical activity they need to grow healthy and strong, but that is not necessarily their fault. Check out this story about a recent study from The Nation’s Health: “While children of all ages need physical activity to stay healthy, a recent study finds that a range of barriers prevent child care centers from offering such activities. The…

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In New Orleans, an Actor Turns Grocer

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 06, 2012

Had Emeril’s Delmonico been open for lunch, Wendell Pierce would probably have ordered the duck confit leg, served with a creamy barley risotto, roasted beets and snap peas. Instead, Mr. Pierce, a star of the HBO series "Treme," ended up a few blocks away at Houston’s, where – given his perennial dieting – he made do with clam chowder and steamed spinach. It was hardly a quintessential New Orleans meal. And Mr. Pierce, who grew…

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