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About the Med-South Lifestyle Program

The Med-South Lifestyle Program is an evidence-based, behavior change intervention that translates a Mediterranean dietary pattern for the Southeastern U.S. population. This dietary pattern is highly concordant with those associated with reduced risk for many chronic diseases and all-cause mortality and is consistent with the latest guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and USDA Dietary Guidelines. The program also includes support for increased physical activity and has optional smoking cessation and medication adherence components. Program participants receive a manual and cookbook that are written on a fifth to sixth grade reading level and are available in English or Spanish.  Review the one-pager for more information about the Med-South Lifestyle Program.