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Project PICNIC

NOW RECRUITING: Receive In-Home Video Coaching To help your child Eat a Healthier Diet

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Many parents want to encourage their child to eat more healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Teaching healthy eating habits early in life is important for promoting healthy growth and development in your child.

However, parents commonly face challenges to encouraging children to make healthy food choices. Picky eaters, busy schedules, mealtime arguments or tantrums, and uncertainty about how to change your child’s eating habits are all common challenges.

Project PICNIC is a new research study that directly targets those challenges by teaching parents new skills to manage difficult situations at mealtimes and encourage children to make healthy choices. The study uses videoconference technology to provide parents with real time coaching during mealtimes regarding specific ways to make healthy changes to their child’s diet.

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Expert coaching using videoconference technology provides you with feedback and support when you need it most, without leaving your own home!

Who Can Participate?

You may be eligible to participate if you:

  • Are a parent or primary caregiver (over age 18) of a child between the ages of 2-10 years old
  • Wish to help your child achieve a healthier diet
  • Have concerns that your child is overweight, or have been told your child would benefit from weight loss
  • Are interested in receiving real-time video coaching during meals to learn new skills to help your child eat a healthier diet

What does the Study Involve?

  • 6 weekly coaching sessions using videoconference technology during meals at home
  • 2 research assessments at the beginning and end of the study
  • 1 workshop teaching dietary recommendations and effective parenting skills
  • Learn how to encourage your child to eat a healthier diet and make mealtimes more enjoyable

The treatment and workshop are free as part of this study, and you will be compensated $30 for completing the final research assessment.

Interested in participating in Project Picnic?

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