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New Orleans students use salad bars in schools, but not equally

Food Environment Research

Published: October 28, 2015

Most New Orleans students are using new salad bars that have been installed in public school cafeterias since 2011, but there is also room for improvement because African-American students are less likely to use the salad bars than their peers, according to a recently published Tulane University study. Researchers from the Tulane Prevention Research Center found that a majority of New Orleans students – 60 percent – reported eating from the salad bars in their…

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NOLA Food Day works from ground up in Day of Service

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

On October 24, New Orleans celebrated the fifth annual Food Day, a national campaign to celebrate food and also inspire changes in diets and food policy. Across the country, thousands of events took place for the national day of advocacy around food. Locally, our efforts included an active community engagement component. NetWork Voluntours, a volunteer management organization, in conjunction with the National Fresh Food Day, Tulane Prevention Research Center, the French Market, and SPROUT NOLA…

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Community-Partner-Updates

Community Partner Updates

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this fall. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here. Photos 1-3: In October, the Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association held its annual Night Out Against Crime event and Health Fair. PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), Susan G. Komen New Orleans, Aetna health care and…

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Message from the Director

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

I recently attended the annual School Health Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where I presented some of the work from our PRC’s School Salad Bar Evaluation. In my opinion, though, the highlight of the meeting was the exhilarating and motivating presentation by Dr. Ken Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, titled "Resilience in Action." Although the purpose was to provide adults with the information and skills to prepare children to thrive, I was immediately struck by how…

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APHA presentations set for Tulane PRC and its CAB members

Education & Training Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

School-based nutrition initiatives, social media and mobile phone technology, and projects that support the community health worker workforce are a few of the topics that will be presented by Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) staff and Community Advisory Board (CAB) members at the upcoming American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting. The meeting, held Oct. 31-Nov. 4 in Chicago, Ill., will draw more than 12,500 public health professionals, community members, researchers, and advocates from across the…

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Tulane PRC Steps It Up!

Physical Activity Research Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

In honor of the U.S. Surgeon General’s recent Step It Up! campaign and Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities, the Tulane Prevention Research Center held a walking? break for staff and students during a training meeting on Oct. 23 in downtown New Orleans. (Click on the photo to see a photo gallery from our walking break!) As one of 26 Prevention Research Centers around the country, the Tulane PRC works with communities…

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PRC-Staff-Spotlight

PRC Staff Spotlight

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research

Published: October 28, 2015

Leann Myers, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and is the biostatistician for the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). She has worked on the center's core projects (2014-2019 and 2009-2014 grant cycles) and has an interest in longitudinal data analysis, Monte Carlo methods, categorical data analysis, and goodness of fit issues. Content areas include aging, cardiovascular health and disease,…

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Legislative Briefs: Government actions on obesity

Policy & Advocacy Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

October 2015 Local Food Policy Advisory Committee collects input on group's direction The availability of healthy food, nutrition education, and other issues related to food systems all took center stage at the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee's 2015 Input Session on Sept. 29. Based on group discussion and input, the session attendees came up with 10 broad strategy areas to improve equitable food access in New Orleans. FPAC co-chair Adrienne Mundorf, the Policy and…

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Community health hub supported by Tulane practicum intern

Education & Training Projects Food Environment Research Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

By interning with an innovative collaboration at the ReFresh Project in New Orleans, one Tulane graduate student is learning more than he expected about how to bring together different interests and plan health programs for the community. Since this summer, Connor Cushman, a second year graduate student at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has worked to develop programming and evaluation plans for the ReFresh Project, a community health hub. ReFresh uses…

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Nutrition Bites: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 28, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy doesn't have to be more expensive, and the Eat Dat! Cookbook by the Tulane Prevention Research Center is here to tell you how to have a balanced diet and a balanced checkbook. Eat Dat! Cookbook features healthy and delicious recipes, the cost of each ingredient and serving, and the nutrition information for every dish. Get a jump-start on saving money and eating healthy by following these four tips. Plan…

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#LiveFitNOLA Twitter chat to focus on breastfeeding in November

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 26, 2015

Tulane PRC and the City of New Orleans’ Fit NOLA initiative moderate monthly #LiveFitNOLA Twitter chats that focus on health and wellness in New Orleans. Chats take place on the first Thursday of every month from noon to 1pm CT. Each month, the chat will carry a different health and wellness theme, paired with a local host that can add their lens of insight to the selected topic. The Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition…

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Eat Dat! cookbook shows how to be healthy on a budget

Education & Training Projects Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 01, 2015

Eating nutritious and healthy meals can be affordable, and a new cookbook from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) gives residents in New Orleans and across the country a guide. With 80 pages of recipes and healthy eating tips, the Eat Dat! cookbook breaks down the costs and nutritional content of delicious and often quick meals. “We created the cookbook based on feedback from neighborhood associations and community-based groups we work with in New Orleans,”…

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