Spring/Summer 2013 Lagniappe – Prevention Research Center

Salad_bar_021513Do kids graze their schools’ salad bars?
A new study under way by the Tulane Prevention Research Center is studying usage of school salad bars, adding to previous studies focused on how salad bars can be successful in schools. more>>

 

04172013Makin-GroceriesMakin’ Groceries project explores neighborhood shopping patterns
This academic year, the Tulane Prevention Research Center has collected information in two New Orleans neighborhoods to see how residents shop and eat in areas that have limited availability of healthy food. more>>

092112_circle_foodstore_storyA new approach to promoting healthy food
The financial incentive program that is helping reopen a New Orleans landmark, Circle Food Store, and other food stores since Hurricane Katrina, is a broad-based community effort and a learning experience, according to findings by a Tulane University team led by nutrition researcher Diego Rose. more>>

05312013cornerstoresNew study examines why corner stores aren’t stocking more healthful foods
The Tulane Prevention Research Center (PRC) looked at how feasible it is for corner retailers located in so-called “food deserts” to stock more fresh fruits and vegetables. Researchers interviewed local produce wholesalers and corner store owners and surveyed customers and residents in three low-income neighborhoods without full-service grocery stores — the 7th Ward, Upper 9th Ward and 17th Ward — to gauge food buying and consumption patterns. more>>

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