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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff 


Preventing Obesity of Delta Region

Minority University Students

Cooperating researchers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are conducting qualitative and quantitative research that will be used to explore the dietary and physical activity patterns common to African-American college/university students in the Delta   region. This will be used to develop an educational program. Eating to Live, which will be used to show students how to appropriately evaluate their personal diet and physical activity patterns and empower them to make lifestyle changes with the long-term goal of lifetime weight maintenance. This research will provide culturally sensitive strategies, to increase adoption of the dietary guidelines. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Felicia Taylor ( 




Project Leader:

Felicia D Taylor Waller, Lead


2012 Research Personnel Included:

Ying H. Gao Balch

James O Garner

Alexandria Gray

Linda Okioror

Brenda Simmons

Shadra T Williams







Last Modified: 3/7/2013