One of the biggest obstacles to selling health and wellness in communities like Indianola, Miss., is knowledge. According to a recent study from the Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit, a project of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, 78% of people surveyed in the Mississippi Delta region rated their understanding of proper nutrition as fair or poor. Only 12% were able to correctly identify the USDA's food pyramid. These results reflect an alarming lack of self-awareness, according ...

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