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Project D.I.N.E.

Project DINE is a collaboration between Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center, Georgia Department of Public Health Division of Maternal and Child Health, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Children, and Infants, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. This project examines if modifications to Healthy Start, an existing evidence-informed interventions for maternal mortality and morbidity, significantly improves health outcomes for pregnant Black mothers in Georgia. The overall goals of Project DINE are to expand and strengthen statewide partnerships to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity by 1) improving maternal nutritional and health outcomes; 2) increasing rates of breastfeeding initiation; and 3) increasing father involvement in maternal and child health.


The purpose of the study is to understand the nutrition and breastfeeding behaviors of expecting moms and dads.

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Who can participate?

Participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have children younger than 18 months. Can also be pregnant/expecting a baby (including fathers)

  • Black/African American

  • Healthy Start program participant

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Why should I participate?

Black women in Georgia are at increased risk for experiencing a pregnancy- related death or disease. This research will help us understand if nutrition and breastfeeding education for expecting moms and dads helps to prevent pregnancy- related complications.


What will I be asked to do?

As a Project DINE participant, you will be asked to complete a 10-15 minute online survey and two (2) 10-15 minute follow up online surveys about your health and the foods that you eat. 

Depending on the county in Georgia you live in, you may also be asked to attend eight (8) nutrition classes and one (1) breastfeeding class. 

You will be compensated for your time and participation in the study.

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