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The Med-South Lifestyle Program participant manual covers information, recommendations, and practical strategies for making changes in dietary and physical activity behavior. The manual highlights dietary habits common in the southeastern US and includes a physical activity section tailored to middle-aged and older individuals who lack easy access to exercise facilities. Med-South includes a major dietary focus on improving fat and carbohydrate quality and closely resembles the Mediterranean dietary pattern; thus, the name Med-South, given the focus on the southeastern US.

Accompanying the manual is a cookbook, which includes recipes from the Southern US adapted to fit a Mediterranean dietary pattern. The participant manual and cookbook are available in both English and Spanish.

To access the Med-South participant manual and cookbook, visit the Med-South Materials page.

Excerpts from the participant manual for both English (starting on page 1) and Spanish (starting on page 16) versions are shown below: