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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service



Through collaborative efforts the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the Lower Mississippi Delta will be improved.



The Delta OPRU is coordinating a major research program that brings together the expertise of seven institutions in the three state region.  These institutions and their scientists provide unique skills and resources to the Delta. Their research will result in Lower Mississippi Delta specific recommendations for input into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines that will enable rural LMD individuals and families to adopt food and physical activity guidelines for sustaining healthy weights, preventing obesity, and reducing the risk factors for obesity-related chronic diseases.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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