UVA, Southwest Virginia Groups Testing Program to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is partnering with Southwest Virginia community groups to test a web-based program called iSIPsmarter, designed to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks among adults in the region.

This study is funded by a five-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities and is part of ongoing efforts by a UVA team led by Jamie Zoellner, PhD, RD, to work with Southwest Virginia residents to improve the region’s health. Partners working to promote and test the program include the Community Health Center of the New River Valley, Mountain Empire Older Citizens, TriArea Community Health and the Virginia Department of Health. Read more >>>