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Behavioural Intervention

Food as Medicine for Cardiometabolic Health

Led By Christina D Economos, PhD
Research Sponsored by Tufts University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 12 month study period for each participant
Awards & highlights


This trial focuses on improving the health of residents in the Mississippi Delta, who have faced food insecurity and poverty due to historical factors. The project aims to provide a "Food is Medicine" intervention through distributing

Who is the study for?
The trial is for residents of Bolivar, Washington, and Sunflower counties in Mississippi who are experiencing food insecurity and have cardiometabolic risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, or obesity. Participants should be part of the health disparity population with a significant number living at or below poverty level.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The Delta GREENS project tests a 'Food is Medicine' intervention to improve health outcomes. It provides fruit and vegetable produce boxes along with nutrition education materials to one group (intervention), while another group (control) will receive these after study activities.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this intervention involves healthy eating through increased fruits and vegetables consumption, there are no direct medical side effects expected. However, changes in diet may initially cause digestive adjustments.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~12 month study period for each participant
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 12 month study period for each participant for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
Secondary outcome measures
Change in BMI
Change in LDL cholesterol
Change in blood pressure
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The intervention involves regularly distributed fruit and vegetable produce boxes as well as nutrition education materials to the intervention group.
Group II: ControlActive Control1 Intervention
The control group will receive produce boxes later, after they complete study activities.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Reuben V. Anderson Center for Justice at TougalooUNKNOWN
Tufts UniversityLead Sponsor
268 Previous Clinical Trials
596,525 Total Patients Enrolled
Tougaloo College, MississippiUNKNOWN
~200 spots leftby Apr 2026