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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

UMass Medical School Nutrition Research Study: Recruiting Children Ages 3 - 8 with Intellectual/Developmental Delays

From the Eunice K. Shriver Center
UMas Medical School

May 5, 2015

The purpose of the Children’s Mealtime Study is to learn about the eating patterns and mealtime behaviors of children ages 3 - 8 years who are either typically developing or have an intellectual and/or developmental delay, and parent feeding practices.

The study involves one 2-3 hour visit at a UMass Medical School-affiliated site, a local library or at the participant’s home. Parents will also complete a 3-day food record at home.

During the visit children and parents are weighed and measured, and parents complete a series of questionnaires on their child’s eating patterns, behaviors and their own feeding practices.

Parents also receive training on keeping a food record at home to record what their child eats over three days. Children with intellectual/developmental delays will receive cognitive testing, and parents will answer additional questions about children’s developmental, adaptive and social behavior.

Parents will receive up to $85 compensation in the form of gift cards; children will receive a $15 gift card for their participation.

For more information contact Rosalie by calling 774-455-6521 or email to:

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