5th grade Boston Public School students and their primary caregiver.
Healthy Eating and Lifestyle for Total Health (HEALTH) is a multi-center study to assess dietary guideline adherence barriers and facilitators for caregivers and children in order to create culturally appropriate nutrition and physical activity interventions that will increase adherence to USDA recommendations and decrease the prevalence of obesity.
- Children in grade 5 and primary caregiver for the child. A 5th grader is any student that completed the 4th grade in the past year, completed the 5th grade in the past year and has not yet started the 6th grade.
- Child must attend a Boston public school.
- The primary caregiver is defined as the person responsible for food preparation most days of the week.
- Participant must fall in one of three racial ethnic groups (African-American, Hispanic American, European American)
|Length of Study
Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours
|# of Visits
1 visit to the HNRCA to complete a questionnaire about diet, physical activity and overall health. Weight and height will also be measured.
$50 will be paid upon completion of the questionnaire
|Can I work?
- Length of study
Total length of the study including resident stays and nonresident visits.
This does not mean you will be testing the entire time.
The length of time volunteers are required to stay overnight at the HNRCA. Residents have their own private room, bathroom, television, VCR, and phone during their stay.
The amount of reimbursement for travel and inconvenience.
- Number of visits
Total number of nonresident visits.
- Study diet
Indicates meals which will be provided by the HNRCA
- Can I work?
Indicates if you will be able to work and if so, when.
For more information about this study, please call Volunteer Services at 1-800-738-7555 or complete our Study Inquiry Form.
We appreciate your interest in our program and we hope to work with you in the future.
The Recruitment Office
Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University