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States lack enforcement of school physical activity policies, study finds

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 24, 2013

by Naomi King Englar Many states are creating but not enforcing physical activity policies in schools, according to new findings from a multi-university research group that includes the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Researchers interviewed 24 knowledgeable people from state-level organizations in nine different states, including Louisiana. The interviews mostly involved officials from state departments of education with some representatives from state boards of education, state health departments, and advocacy organizations focused on physical activity…

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Streets will transform into playgrounds at New Orleans' Play Streets

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Published: July 24, 2013

by Naomi King Englar July 2013 For one day, a few New Orleans streets will come alive with people walking, cycling, dancing and playing games, all free of cars and exhaust. That's the goal of Play Streets Ciclovia on Oct. 26. Other Play Streets events have been held and are planned for this year in parks and playgrounds. But this first-of-its-kind event on Oct. 26 will bring people together in the street from 9 a.m.…

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KidsWalk Coalition's Breakfast Roundtable: Active & Ready to Learn

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Published: July 24, 2013

Active and Ready to Learn: Transportation's Role in Creating Healthy and Academic Ready Students Tulane University's Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives and KidsWalk Coalition at the Tulane Prevention Research Center are proud to co-sponsor a free breakfast roundtable discussion about the role transportation plays in the health and academic readiness of New Orleans' school age children. Please join us for breakfast and to contribute to an important conversation about creating social change through transportation…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Education & Engagement

Published: July 24, 2013

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this summer! Click on the photo to the right to see pictures from a few of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member's website, click here. Picture 1: Algiers resident Skip Stander buys goods from Ica Crawford, president of Our NOLA Garden, at New Orleans’ newest fresh market. The Old…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 24, 2013

by Naomi King Englar Millions in road repairs include 'complete street' features New Orleans’ latest installation of bike lanes – along oak tree-lined Esplanade and City Park avenues – was dedicated in June. Several more are slated to open this summer and later this year. The new bike lanes are part of the $90 million Paths to Progress program, a combined effort of federal, state and local agencies to improve streets in New Orleans. The…

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NYC Announces Fruit And Veggie Prescription Program

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 24, 2013

Two New York City hospitals have a new way to combat the epidemic of obesity. Pediatricians at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx and at Harlem Hospital are writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables to at-risk youths. Patients who receive the prescriptions get coupons for produce at local farmers markets and city green carts. It's part of a four-month pilot program to get kids to slim down. "This is probably going to prevent an awful…

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Virginia mayor's task force recommends moratorium on new fast-food restaurants

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 23, 2013

(RICHMOND, Va.) – The Mayor’s Food Policy Task Force is recommending a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in Richmond. The recommendation is suggested as a way of creating a healthier city.

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In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

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Published: July 22, 2013

A study finds the odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston. … The study – based on millions of anonymous earnings records and being released this week by a team of top academic economists – is the first with enough data to compare upward mobility across metropolitan areas. These comparisons provide some of the most powerful evidence…

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Longer time being obese can lead to coronary disease - Florida Today

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Published: July 21, 2013

Longer time being obese can lead to coronary disease Florida Today About a third of adults in this country are obese. People who are obese for a longer time in their 20s, 30s and 40s are at an increased risk of developing hardened plaque in their arteries. / Getty Images …

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La Raza National Conference Begins In New Orleans - WWNO

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Published: July 19, 2013

La Raza National Conference Begins In New Orleans WWNO First Lady Michelle Obama is the keynote speaker Tuesday. She'll discuss childhood obesity, which affects 40 percent in the Hispanic community â€" higher than the national average. Listen. Puentes New Orleans spokeswoman discusses upcoming convention … and more »

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Hollygrove program aims to improve outlook for New Orleans babies - NOLA.com

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Published: July 18, 2013

Hollygrove program aims to improve outlook for New Orleans babies NOLA.com Rates of smoking, excessive drinking, obesity, poverty and violent crime account for those disparities across neighborhoods. But Dr. Rebekah Gee, assistant professor of public health and gynecology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences … and more »

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NYC Anti-Obesity Project Focuses On Building Design

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 17, 2013

A New York City initiative to combat obesity will promote physical activity through design changes for buildings and public spaces.

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