The mission of the Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) is to reduce or prevent overweight and obesity in the Greater New Orleans Area by addressing the physical and social environmental factors influencing physical activity and diet. The Tulane PRC’s mission is accomplished through research; collaboration with community partners and policy makers; communication about environmental factors related to physical activity and diet with public health practitioners, policy makers and community partners; and training of public health professionals, paraprofessional and community members.

Why obesity?

Health Journal   Message from the Director

Obesity may be the most important health problem of our time.

Featured Publications

Scientific

Nutrition and Food Availability

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Understanding the Role of Potatoes in the Peruvian diet: An Approach that Combines Food Composition with Household Expenditure Data

 

School-Based

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Formative research in school and community-based health programs and studies: "state of the art" and the TAAG approach

 
all scientific publications

PRC

Brochures

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Recipe Cards

 

Policy Briefs

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A Question of Access: Addressing Poor Nutrition, Food Availability, and Policy

 
all prc publications
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