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: Mealtimes@umassmed.edu.
See the study website at: http://tinyurl.com/ChildrensMealtimeStudy