Ongoing Research Opportunities for Participants

Zoom to Health is an 8-week group treatment program for overweight children and their parents/caregivers. The program provides targeted parenting skills instruction combined with evidence-based nutrition recommendations. Parents and children meet in separate, concurrent groups. Learn more about Zoom to Health.

AAAA stands for Pilot Data Collection for Activity, Adiposity, and Appetite in Adolescents. The goal of this study is to identify metabolic factors that influence the energy balance system to directly inform interventions designed to prevent or reduce the prevalence of pediatric obesity. Learn about AAAA Band and AAAA Sports.

BATE, or Brain, Appetite, Teens, and Exercise, aims to develop effective, evidence-based lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity and related co-morbidities. As well as quantify appetite and neural mechanisms of food reward in overweight/obese (OW/OB) sedentary youth and to quantify changes following the implementation of a physical activity intervention. Learn about BATE.

Teen HEALTH is a study at the University of Kansas in Lawrence that aims to further understand adolescents’ health habits and behavior, including dietary behavior, sleep, and mood. Adolescents 13-18 years old are enrolled in the study for 10 days, answer brief surveys each evening through e-mail, and attend a 2 hour lab visit at KU with their parents. Contact the Pediatric Health Insight Team to learn more about this research opportunity.