1. Study Outline and Online Consent

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This eligibility survey has 4 pages. BE SURE To fill out each page, until the final page, and then click "SUBMIT."

1. The Nutrition and Health Research Lab is looking for adolescents currently between 12-14 to participate in the Study of Nutrition and Activity in Kids (UB SNAK).  This study will require 9 visits to our laboratory over the next 2 years. The first 5 visits will occur over 6 weeks; then 6 months later, another 9 months later, and two visits approximately 2 years from the first appointment. Compensation will total $200 over 2 years. The purpose of the study is to determine how repeated intake of snack food for two weeks will affect the preferences of adolescents. We will ask your child to eat two different snack foods (which we provide), each for two separate weeks.  We can only accept one child per household.

If you decide to participate in this research study, you and your child will be asked to visit our office in the near future. The sessions can take place between 12:00 – 7:00 PM based on your availability, at UB South Campus.  

On the first visit (approximately 2.5 to 3 hours) you and your child will complete consent forms and many questionnaires. Your child will have his/her heart rate, blood pressure, height, weight, and body composition measured. The parent/guardian in attendance will also have their height and weight measured during the appointment.   In addition, the child will play a computer game, be asked to use exercise equipment for 4 minutes, and rate their preferences for the equipment. They will need to bring /wear comfortable clothing and sneakers as they will be testing out exercise equipment. They will not be able to eat for 1 hour before the appointment.

On the second visit (30-45min) they will eat a granola bar, play a computer game and then be given a snack food to take home, selected based on your child’s ratings. Your child will be asked to consume one portion per day for two weeks. Your child will be asked to complete an online survey each day after they have eaten their snack.

During the third visit (30-45min) your child will eat a granola bar and play a computer game once again. Between the 3rd and 4th visits, will be a 1-week gap where your child will wear a watch monitoring their activity. Your child will keep a habit book for that week to record the foods that they eat. The 4th visit will be just like the 2nd and the 5th visit will be just like the 3rd. They will not be able to eat for 2 hours before these appointments.

After these 5 visits your child will be paid $100, and as long as all materials have been completed along the way.  Once your child completes the first 5 visits, the parent will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 check. The drawing will occur once per every 10 families.

Six months after the first appointment, you will come back into the lab, so that your child can have their body composition measured and to answer some surveys The parent will also be re-weighed. The participant will be paid $25 for this short appointment (90 min). Another 9 months later, you and your child will be asked to come in again for another ~90 min appointment. This visit will pay $30 for its completion.

Finally, 24 months after the first appointment, your child will be asked to come to the lab for 2 appointments (30 and 90 min each) again to answer questions, eat a granola bar, play the computer game, and to have their body composition measured. There will be a 1 week break in between the appointments when your child will wear the activity monitor watch.  They will come in for their last appointment and be paid $45.

Also, in order to support the involvement of families that may not have personal transportation available, we can supply NFTA bus or rail passes for parent/guardian and child for their appointment days (for visits 2-9.) If you prefer, we can reimburse NFTA bus & Rail transit if you show a valid receipt within 24 hours of your appt time.

If you give consent to participate in this online screening, please type your initials

2. Because this screening asks information about you and your child, we will need your online consent to continue.

Do you give us consent to ask you questions for the Teen Snack Study screening process?

3. Would you like to be contacted for other studies that may be conducted in the future?

4. Has your child ever participated in a study in our laboratory before?

5. Parent or Guardian's First Name

6. Parent or Guardians' Last Name

7. Please fill out the following information so that we are able to contact you for scheduling.

8. What phone number is best to reach you for scheduling?

9. When is the best time for us to try and contact you for scheduling by phone at the number listed above?

PLEASE CONTINUE onto the next page there are 4 pages to this screening survey!