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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Steps to Adapt Physical Activity Guidelines for the Lower Mississippi Delta



Cooperating researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center are determining ways in which physical activity patterns of adults in the Lower Mississippi Delta can be effectively adapted to the 2005 physical activity recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Through the use of pedometers and an educational program, delta residents will self monitor their progressive steps to meet these national recommendations. Through a successful physical activity implementation and an adapted eating pattern, anticipated results include a reduction of unhealthy weight gain and an increase in physical activity levels. For additional information, contact Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk ( 





Project Leader:
Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk,
Lead Researcher (

2012 Research Personnel

Catherine Champagne

David Harsha

Stepahnie Broyles

Catrine Tudor-Locke

Ray Allen

William Johnson

Diedre Harrington

Tiago Barreira

Mary Afton

Dawn Turner

Mavis Crow
Erma Levy







Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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