THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a documentary series, featuring case studies and interviews with leading experts and with individuals and families struggling with obesity. The series spotlights the facts and myths of this urgent public health issue, showing how obesity affects the health of the nation and cripples the health care system – and what individuals and communities can do.
Free and Open to the Public
- May 15, 6-7:30 p.m. at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Street, New Orleans. Snacks provided. Parts to be screened: “Poverty and Obesity” and “Nashville Takes Action.” Group discussion will be held between each part, led by Dr. Karen DeSalvo, New Orleans Health Commissioner.
- May 17, 6-7:30 p.m. at Ochsner Medical Center Auditorium (Monroe Hall), 1514 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson. Free parking in Ochsner garage. Snacks provided. Parts to be screened: “Children in Crisis.” Opening remarks by Charlotte Parent, Deputy Director of the New Orleans Health Department. Group discussion will be held afterward, led by Ochsner pediatricians Dr. Samira Brown and Dr. Robert Cunningham, Interim Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and Section Head, Pediatric Nephrology/Hypertension.
More info at prc.tulane.edu/events. Questions? Contact Naomi King at email@example.com
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***Important note: HBO recommends these films for adult audiences. Seating is somewhat limited for the May 15 event at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (50 seats), so please arrive on time if you plan to attend. The May 17 event at Ochsner will be in a larger auditorium (50-100).
Cultivating Character, Community and Wellness through Structured Youth Development
March 30th, 2012
Noon to 1 p.m.
Room 1210, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St.
“Cultivating Character, Community and Wellness through Structured Youth Development” is the first seminar in the
spring 2012 Prevention Research Center series, sponsored by a Usdin Family Endowment to Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Seminar presenters are Alex Lebow Andre Fiegler, co-founders of KidsWalk Coalition member Youth Run New Orleans. Attendees will learn strategies to developing and sustaining youth wellness programs. Attendees will learn about developing and sustaining youth programs that promote physical fitness and other values, such as leadership and civic responsibility.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Light lunch will be provided.
For information, contact Naomi King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.988.7410.
On October 5, four New Orleans schools marked International School Day by holding walk to school events, demonstrating the health and wellness benefits of getting an active start to a student’s day. The Tulane Prevention Research Center teamed up with Coalition partner the Louisiana Safe Routes to School State Network to help programs organize and publicize some of these events. Below are photos from the event held at ARISE Academy in the Upper 9th Ward – which organizes Safe Routes to School programs with the support of a federal Safe Routes to School grant.
Siblings Darriella, 6, and Derrick, 7, lead a walking group on Pauline Street to ARISE Academy for International Walk to School Day Wednesday morning. Others in the group, from left to right, included ARISE Principal Andrew Schahan, second-grade teacher Kathleen Stevens, New Orleans Health Commissioner Karen DeSalvo and State Police Trooper Mark Jackson.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation will again offer up to $300,000 in reimbursable grants for infrastructure and non-infrastructure in 2012. Contact us at email@example.com or 504-988-7778 to learn more about how we can help your school or community organization take advantage of this opportunity.
State Police Senior Trooper Mark Jackson, center, helps walkers cross N. Rampart Street on their way to ARISE Academy for International Walk to School Day
Current status of New Orleans bikeways
Did you see this weekend’s coverage in the Time-Picayune of all the great things going on in New Orleans for bicyclists? Check it out to learn what local organizations have been up to, including the Tulane Prevention Research Center, Bike Easy, Where Ya’ Rack?, Plan B and NolaCycle.