Children gain substantially more weight during the few short months of summer than during the school year. Baylor College of Medicine is recruiting families who are interested in helping us learn why.
Who: Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade and their parents
What: We are interested in measuring differences in children’s sleep and activity patterns during the school year and summer and their relationship with changes in weight. Sleep and activity patterns will be measured with an accelerometer (a device worn on the wrist, similar to a Fitbit). Families may be compensated up to $85 for participation in the study. An additional stipend of $10 per trip ($20 round trip) is provided if you provide transportation to study visits.
When: We will measure children’s heights and weights at the beginning and end of the 2016-2017 school year and again at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. The assessment of sleep and activity patterns will occur during the school year and again during the summer.
Why: Results will help to inform development of effective programs to prevent summer weight gain.
How: Please visit the following website to determine your child’s eligibility to participate in the study. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3005556/The-School-Summer-Sleep-Study
Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You may decide to withdraw from the study at any time without consequence for you or your child.
For further information, please contact Hafza at Baylor College of Medicine at 713-798-0557.