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Research Project: Health Promotion in the Delta for Improved Well-being

Location: Office of The Area Director

Project Number: 6001-51000-004-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2016
End Date: Sep 14, 2021

Objective:
To identify, develop, and implement nutriton and physical activity strategies for preventing or reducing childhood and adult obesity in the Lower Mississippi Delta region on the United States.

Approach:
Researchers will conduct literature searches and consult with colleagues performing similar nutrition and physical activity studies to identify promising approaches for preventing or mitigating childhood and adult overweight/obesity. These approaches then will be adapted for appropriateness for and acceptability by Lower Mississippi Delta populations. Subsequently, pilot studies will be conducted to determine the feasibility of implementing the adapted approaches in the Lower Mississippi region.