Location: Healthy Body Weight Research
Project Number: 5450-51000-049-08-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
To develop information useful in promoting health through improved nutrition and lifestyles. Specifically: (1) Develop understanding of the relationships of diet, lifestyle and the prevalence of chronic diseases, particularly obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in American Indian peoples; and (2) Increase research cooperation between American Indian colleges and the USDA-ARS.
Identification and characterization of barriers to and facilitators of eating healthy diets and engaging in healthy lifestyles will be accomplished through a series of focus groups in American Indian communities. Focus groups will be conducted with appropriate review and approval by the respective institutional review boards used by Cankdeska Cikana Community College and ARS.