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KidsWalk Coalition to update its school walkability report

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 30, 2013

By Naomi King Englar November 2013 Many sidewalks and streets around New Orleans public schools have been improved over the past few years, but other schools and their students still face unsafe walking conditions, according to preliminary information from a KidsWalk Coalition report to be released by the end of December 2013. Studies show providing safe, walkable and bikeable urban environments are proven ways to improve health by encouraging residents to be physically active. And,…

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Symptoms of depression linked to overweight & obesity in women, Tulane study says

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 30, 2013

By Naomi King Englar November 2013 A recent Tulane study of women working in Greater New Orleans area public schools found that symptoms of depression were linked to behaviors that can lead to overweight and obesity. The study used data from a project called ACTION, a wellness program designed to address eating and physical activity barriers among adult school personnel. The data were collected from 743 women in 22 Jefferson Parish schools in fall 2006.…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: November 30, 2013

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this fall! Click on the photo 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. Photos 1-3: The Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA) was awarded a $100,000 grant in November 2013 from the USDA Farm to School Program to pay for local…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: November 30, 2013

Fit NOLA partnership meets to kick off second year work plans One year after the City of New Orleans launched its Fit NOLA initiative, partners met this fall to review their progress and begin planning next year's goals and projects. More than 130 partners gathered in early November 2013 for the Fit NOLA Fall Forum, led by New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo, MD, and the Health Department staff. In the past year, the partnership's…

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Staying active all day linked to longer, healthier life

Physical Activity Research

Published: November 29, 2013

A generally active life, even without regular exercise sessions, was tied to better heart health and greater longevity in a study of older Swedes.

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UCLA study shows nearly 70% of Latino children, eat fast food regularly

Food Environment Research

Published: November 27, 2013

A surprisingly large percentage of very young children in California, including 70 percent of Latino children, eat fast food regularly, according to a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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Message from the Director

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: November 26, 2013

It is with personal sadness and professional regret that I announce the resignation of Kate Parker-Karst, the Assistant Director of the Tulane Prevention Research Center, effective December 1, 2013. Kate has accepted a position as Executive Director of Market Umbrella, the organization that runs the Crescent City Farmers Market in New Orleans and provides assistance to fledgling farmers markets nationwide. Kate will continue teaching as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Global Community Health and…

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L.A. Unified's local food push is healthy for area economy, too

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 24, 2013

School district’s commitment to more local sourcing of the food it serves has boosted business and employment at producers’ plants. The savory smell of nutmeg and cinnamon wafts through the Azusa bakery, where dozens of workers in blue gloves and hairnets cook up L.A. Unified’s newest star product. The “Glorious Morning” muffin is chewy and moist, packed with whole wheat, raisins and carrots …

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An Oasis of Groceries

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 23, 2013

Twelve years ago, residents of this hardscrabble riverfront city watched its last supermarket shut down. As poverty deepened and businesses left, Chester was officially designated one of about 6,500 “food desert tracts” by the United States Department of Agriculture… That changed in late September when a full-fledged supermarket named Fare & Square opened in the very building that had housed the last profit-driven supermarket.

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To Fight Obesity, a Carrot, and a Stick

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 16, 2013

Childhood obesity, at long last, may have peaked – even among the poor, where the problem is most prevalent. Between 2008 and 2011, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 states and territories saw a small but significant drop in obesity rates among low-income preschoolers. For the full story from The New York Times, click here.

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