Increasing numbers of children are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes because of family history and weight status. We are trying to understand how best to help 10-12 year old children eat healthier and be more physically active. We are doing this by having them play two “Games for Health” video games which were created by our faculty at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine. To be eligible for this six-month study, the parent must complete the online screening form; their child must be willing to play two “Games for Health” video games and give us three fasting blood samples during the six-month study. Eligible children will be randomly placed into one of two groups.
Group 1: Ages 10-12 years
After completing the initial study visit at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center, children in this group will play two multi-episode health video games during which the child will set diet and activity change goals for themselves. After completing the games, they will also complete two other visits to the CNRC at about two-month intervals.
Group 2: Ages 10-12 Years
After completing the three study visits to the CNRC over the course of the six-month study, children in this group will receive two multi-episode health video games during which the child can set diet and activity change goals for themselves.
Procedures: Participating children and a parent will complete three separate visits at the CNRC. At each visit the child will be weighed, measured, have blood drawn, be given an activity monitor to wear for seven days, and fill out a survey about their dietary and physical activity behaviors. The parent will also complete a survey about their family and the availability of fruit and vegetables at their home at each visit.
Free parking is provided for study visit appointments.
Subject compensation is provided for completing these studies.
To see if your child is eligible to participate please go to http://www.g4hstudy.org/s3/Eligibility to complete the online screening.
For questions or to learn more, please contact:
Jessica McLeod, Study Coordinator
Phone: (832) 377-7859
Courtney Ryan, Study Coordinator
Phone: (832) 786-0763
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