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Louisiana promotes toolkit for daycare centers to reduce screen time

Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 21, 2017

Children spend an average of seven hours per day using electronic devices including TV, videos, DVDS, computers, tablets, and other handheld devices. Too much screen time can lead to reduced physical activity, thus increasing a child's risk for being overweight or obese. In 2015, Tulane Prevention Research Center faculty co-investigator, Jeanette Gustat, PhD, MPH, partnered with Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Department of Education to begin looking at strategies to reduce screen time…

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30th Anniversary: Tulane PRC supports school-based nutrition and garden education

Food Environment Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: February 26, 2016

Students supported by Edible Schoolyard New Orleans programming are eating more fruits and vegetables than the national average, according to a 2013-14 report by the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). ESYNOLA has been integrating hands-on organic gardening and seasonal cooking into FirstLine Charter school curriculum, culture, and cafeteria programs in New Orleans since 2006. Over the past few years, the Tulane PRC has partnered with ESYNOLA through program evaluation and graduate student intern placement in…

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Hundreds of New Orleans students learn safe walking, biking

Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 29, 2015

By Naomi Englar, Tulane PRC June 2015 New Orleans students hopped on bikes and laced up their shoes to practice safe walking and biking, as part of the inaugural Walk & Roll to School Week on May 9-15. The week of events promoted walking and biking for transportation and marked the end of a citywide program providing comprehensive road safety education to 335 students in 10 schools. That citywide program took place this past spring…

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Community Partner Updates

Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 29, 2015

See what our Community Advisory Board (CAB) members have been up to this spring and summer. 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: The Renaissance Project is holding its Regrowing Community Summer Youth Employment Program again this summer. The program was recently featured in NOLA.com. Click here for the story. In the first photo, the folks…

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Food literacy program finds support from Tulane public health student

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: June 29, 2015

Learning how to measure the impact of a nutrition education program isn't the only skill Tulane public health student Meagan Fuller is taking away from her internship with New Orleans nonprofit The Cookbook Project this past year. Fuller, a graduate student from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, also became a certified Food Literacy Educator through the nonprofit's training program, giving her an immersed experience that helped her experience multiple levels of…

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Safe streets lead to more walking and biking to school

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: February 10, 2015

More students walk or bike to school when surrounding streets, sidewalks and crosswalks are safe and attractive, according to a Tulane University study recently published in the Journal of School Health. "Our study found a clear connection between features in the environment, such as sidewalk conditions and traffic speeds, and the rates of biking and walking to school in Louisiana," said Jeanette Gustat, clinical associate professor of Epidemiology at the Tulane School of Public Health…

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Innovations in Public Health Research and Practice Seminar

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

Published: February 10, 2015

Join the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, for a free seminar panel on the emergence of cross-sector partnerships for public health. The ReFresh Project's goal is to create healthy communities in New Orleans by linking food access, culinary and nutrition education, youth and workforce development, healthy lifestyles programming and wraparound services in a community health hub. Located along the historic Broad Street corridor, the ReFresh site was developed by nonprofit Broad…

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School gardens, kitchens show impact in New Orleans

Food Environment Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: October 06, 2014

Schools that offer gardening and cooking classes are seeing results, according to recent findings from the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC). The Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESYNOLA), which has garden and kitchen-based programs at five FirstLine charter schools, selected the Tulane PRC to lead an evaluation of its activities during the 2013-2014 school year. Tulane PRC staff, with the help of three public health graduate students, conducted surveys with students and parents and led focus…

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Get real-life experience with a Health Promotion Practicum

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE)

Published: October 06, 2014

The Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University is offering six competitive practicum internships that provide students with real-life experience in the field of health promotion working with selected partners of the PRC. The Fall 2014/Spring 2015 practicum program is limited to Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine students. The practicum hosts are The Cookbook Project, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, Grow Dat Youth Farm, New Orleans Police Department – Victim /Witness Assistance Unit,…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: July 30, 2014

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, click here. PHOTOS 1-3: The Backyard Gardeners Network celebrated its first year of programming this summer and finished a pilot year of programming. The Lower 9 Growing Strong program has enlivened…

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Partner Updates & Pics

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

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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Youth-empowerment group focuses on evaluation with Tulane grad student's help

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Physical Activity Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: September 30, 2013

As an up and coming youth-running group, Youth Run NOLA knew it needed to show more evidence of its impact in the lives of the 11- to 18-year-olds it serves. So this summer, Tulane public health student Madeline Baars helped the organization revamp its methods for evaluating the program, which uses running as a tool to empower youth, improve their health and provide positive, structured after-school engagement. Youth Run NOLA hired Baars for the internship…

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Partner Updates & Pics

Education & Community Engagement Projects

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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CAB Member Update & Pics

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: May 31, 2013

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 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. Photo 1: Bike safety is the focus of a new multimedia campaign, led by the all male dance troupe 610 Stompers, Regional Planning Commission…

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Follow the new Tulane PRC Facebook page

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: July 31, 2012

The Prevention Research Center at Tulane University has launched a new Facebook page to add to its portfolio of existing social media accounts with Twitter and YouTube. Unlike the Tulane PRC's previous Facebook group for individuals, now organizations can also interact with the Tulane PRC's Facebook page by sharing links, events, photos and videos. Search for us on Facebook or click here. We hope you will "like" us, explore our new page, and recommend us…

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Youth farm expands cooking classes with Tulane student's help

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: January 31, 2012

Deborah Willetts is learning all about kale this month. The nutritious leafy green is the focus of the Tulane public health graduate student's first cooking class this spring for the Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans. To highlight the vegetable's versatility, Willetts and local high school students will create three recipes: sautéed kale, kale chips, and a banana-kale smoothie. "It's designed to teach students what to do with farm produce," Willetts said of the…

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High school garden is stage for talk on nutrition, finances, leadership

Core Research (Movin' for LIFE) Food Environment Research Education & Community Engagement Projects

Published: January 31, 2012

Working with teenagers in a garden is new territory for Casey Derbes. But developing lesson plans and seeing the students take ownership of their work has made her internship with Sankofa Community Development Corporation a rewarding one. Derbes, a Tulane public health graduate student, is helping Sankofa develop its Health Education and Leadership Project, which began in fall 2011. The project employs 25 sophomore students from KIPP Renaissance High School, where Sankofa's community garden has…

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Growing Our Kids in "Healthy Soil"

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: January 29, 2011

Diego Rose, director of the Tulane Prevention Research Center, writes editorial for the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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