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Delta Human Nutrition Research Program



To determine dietary factors and patterns associated with childhood and adult obesity and related chronic diseases. This mission is accomplished through the use of epidemiological and statistical methods to analyze nationally representative and regional dietary datasets. The program strives to improve the health and well-being of Lower Mississippi Delta residents through collaborative efforts aimed at improving diet quality and increasing physical activity.


To establish multidisciplinary, cross-institutional research teams which can determine and subsequently address dietary factors related to obesity and chronic diseases in the health disparate regions of the United States, such as the Lower Mississippi Delta.



The Delta Human Nutrition Research Program is located in Stoneville, MS and is part of the SEA.
The Team Leader is Dr. Jessica Thomson, Research Epidemiologist.
Telephone: 225-892-3662
141 Experiment Station Road
Stoneville, MS 38776