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Food Genetics Behavior Study (FOODIE)
This study is now recruiting.
The University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with CHOP, is conducting a study to find out more about how behaviors (eating, physical activity, sleep) and genes affect growth and development in children. Participants will include children, ages 5 to 7, and their mothers.
Families will be asked to participate in a screening visit and 3 study visits over 1 year. Child participants will be asked to:
- Eat dinner in our Center (visit 1);
- Have their physical activity and sleep assessed over 14 days with a wrist-work activity monitor;
- Have a saliva sample collected (visit 2), and
- Have body measurements taken (visits 2 and 3).
Mothers will be asked to complete questionnaires throughout the study. Participants will be compensated for their time.
Screening Visit (at Penn): consent, height and weight, questionnaires, taste assessment, computer task.
In the next few weeks:
Visit 1 - Eating Visit (at Penn)
Visit 2 - Body Measurement Visit (at CHOP)
Home period: 3 telephone-based diet interviews, activity and sleep monitor (14 days), questionnaires
After 1 year:
Visit 3 - Body Measurement Visit (at CHOP)