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Tulane partners with The Food Trust in launching Center for Healthy Food Access

Food Environment Research

Published: February 21, 2017

Food helps bring people together. But accessing healthy food is a challenge, particularly for people living in underserved neighborhoods. While improvements have been made across the country to bring healthier food to more people in more places, a new coordinated national effort – which includes New Orleans and Tulane University – is seeking to build upon the work of organizations, institutions and businesses by sharing lessons learned, sparking inspiration and testing groundbreaking ideas. Diego Rose,…

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Community Partner Updates

Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Engagement

Published: December 21, 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 and read below for updates from some of our members. To find out more about the CAB, click here. Pictures 1-4: The New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission (NORDC) and Fit NOLA Parks had a busy fall. In November, NORDC transitioned its Fit NOLA programming from six Fit NOLA Parks to…

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NOLA Food Day works from ground up in Day of Service

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Engagement

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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From nutrition to public policy: Improving healthy food access

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: June 29, 2015

As the farm-to-table movement grows, nutrition and health professionals can be valuable contributors to public policymaking related to local foods and health, according to findings from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). Last year, faculty and staff at the Tulane PRC explored strategies for improving public health in Louisiana by conducting policy research and educating lawmakers. Several of the strategies were incorporated into state legislation, and two focused on leveraging local food production, especially of…

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Mobile market introduced in New Orleans' Ninth Ward

Food Environment Research Education & Engagement

Published: June 29, 2015

In the Akan culture of Ghana, the "Sankofa" represents the importance of respecting the wisdom of the past while planning and working for the future. Tulane public health master's graduate Elyse Mason embodied that concept when she teamed up with Sankofa Community Development Corporation (CDC) to open a fresh food mobile market in New Orleans' Ninth Ward neighborhood. Sankofa CDC is a New Orleans organization that supports the creation of a local environment that promotes…

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New Orleans Eat Local Challenge adds health-focused series of events

Education & Engagement

Published: April 20, 2015

Can you go 30 days on an all-local diet? Want to get into better shape? The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University is joining dozens of local organizations, businesses and food growers in challenging New Orleans residents to live healthier and eat only foods grown, raised or caught within 200 miles of the city. The fifth annual Eat Local Challenge runs through June and the Tulane PRC is proud to be one of the…

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NOLA Food Day will celebrate healthy food systems

Food Environment Research Education & Engagement

Published: October 06, 2014

New Orleans will host the 2nd Annual Big Easy Satsuma Peel, where residents, community organizers and public officials will peel into 200 satsumas at the same time on Friday, Oct. 24. What better way to celebrate healthy foods and New Orleans local food heritage than to peel into fresh Louisiana satsumas? The peel is at noon at Washington Artillery Park, across from Jackson Square in the French Quarter. The Big Easy Satsuma Peel is one…

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Improving Louisiana's health is forefront for lawmaker

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

Published: May 06, 2014

By Naomi Englar State Sen. David Heitmeier, D-New Orleans, is on a mission to improve the state's health this spring with help from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). "As chairman of the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee, I know we need to make changes statewide if we want to become healthier," Heitmeier said. "The Tulane PRC has provided me with valuable information on best practices, resources and health statistics." The Tulane PRC conducted…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Engagement

Published: May 03, 2014

Check out what members of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's Community Advisory Board (CAB) have been up to this spring! Click on the photo to see pictures from a couple of our CAB members. To find out more about the CAB and visit each member's website, click here. Bike Easy Pics 1-3: Bike Easy hosted Bike to Work Day on April 9 in New Orleans. More than 800 people and over 80 businesses and organizations…

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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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Tulane student supports grassroots food access effort

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: March 31, 2013

by Naomi Englar March 2013 Years without a full-service grocery store in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward have driven a dedicated coalition of residents to create a plan to address the lack of quality affordable food. Now, as the Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition puts its plan into action, one public health student is helping as part of the Tulane Prevention Research Center's (PRC) practicum internship program. Mark Knapp, a graduate student at the…

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State lawmakers consider recommendations for sustainable foods

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: January 31, 2012

Getting local foods into more Louisiana schools and promoting the use of food stamps at local farmers markets are among the list of recommendations from a group of food and health experts tapped to advise state lawmakers on agriculture and food issues. The Louisiana Sustainable Local Food Policy Council, formed by state law in 2010, recently submitted its findings and recommendations to lawmakers in preparation for the 2012 Legislature that begins in March. Click here…

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