Youth Weight Loss Research Study

We are looking for families to join our family health and wellness research study. You can join the study if you have a child who is between 5 and 12 years old with a higher than ideal body weight. That means a weight that is too high according to the growth chart.

The program is comparing two healthy lifestyle programs. Both programs will be offered in two convenient locations: Pittsylvania County Community Center in Chatham and City Auditorium in Danville. If you join the study, your family will be randomly assigned to one of two programs; iChoose or Family Connections. Families receive $300 in gift cards for participating in the study.

Participants' names will not appear on any record and all program records will be kept private. No person will be singled out or identified because of asking about or taking part in this study.

iChoose Program
This program includes:

  • 12 family classes
  • 12 support phone calls
  • Peer support
  • 48 exercise sessions
  • Four health screenings

Family Connections Program
This program includes:

  • Two parent classes
  • 10 support phone calls
  • Peer support
  • Four health screenings