Location: Southeast Area
Project Number: 6001-51000-001-06
Start Date: Jul 01, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2011
This intervention will be based upon an effective and thoroughly evaluated church-based diet intervention “Body and Soul” that has been used to meaningfully increase fruit and vegetable consumption among participants. “Body and Soul” features a combination educational, self-help, and peer-counseling intervention components administered largely by trained lay church members. After adapting these intervention approaches to address the specific dietary and physical activity deficiencies relevant to the Lower Mississippi Delta population targeted, the modified intervention will be conducted in 12 churches and 3-4 churches will serve as controls.