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How do you manage your child's intake of candy? Researchers seeking parents with 5-8 year old child

Research Participant Criteria

To be eligible for this study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Age: 18 - 65 Years
  • Parents with a child between 5-8 years of age
Exclusion Criteria

You are not eligible if any of the following applies to you:

  • Child has food allergies, lactose intolerance, or dietary restrictions.

Research Study Details

The Candy Project

Do you sometimes have candy in your house? If you do, does it create tension between you and your child over how much candy and when it can be eaten? Are you interested in sharing the strategies you use to manage your child's intake of candy?

This summer, the Penn State Eating Laboratory is aiming to identify positive parenting strategies for managing children's intake of candy. And your input and participation can help us develop tools and strategies to help parents manage their child's candy consumption!

Here are several ways to participate:

* Parents with children (ages 5 -- 8) can join us for a focus group at lunchtime or in the early evening, take part in a survey, and receive up to $45 in gift cards for participating! Meals are provided and childcare is available for the evening sessions.

* Parents and children (ages 5 -- 8) can participate in brief taste tests, surveys, and interviews at lunchtime (weekday and Saturday appointments available), and receive up to $75 for participating! Lunch is provided.

* And, if you participate in both options, you will receive up to $95.

Contact Dr. Brandi Rollins at 814-865-5245 or for more information!

All information will be kept confidential. This study is being conducted for research purposes. Parental consent is required for children's participation in this research study.

Study Dates, Times and Location

Study Available by Appointment?: Yes
Location: Children's Eating Lab at The Penn State University
Approximate Participant Study Length: 3 Hours

The parent survey can be completed anytime and will take no longer than 30-40 minutes.

Appointments for the child session will be available Monday thru Saturday, 11am-2pm starting July 22, 2013. All appointments are 1.5-2 hours in length.

*Each enrolled participant will complete only one parent survey and one child appointment.

Compensation: 95

Contact Information

Brandi Rollins

This study has been approved by a Penn State Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB Approval Number 42379