Arkansas Active Kids

The Arkansas Active Kids study is a short-term study to determine how physical activity affects children’s health. We are looking for kids ages 7-10 at all activity levels to participate in a variety of physical activity tests, including strength, balance and endurance. We will also take some body composition measurements, including a blood draw. The parents will also complete some questionnaires about the child’s activity level and eating habits. Each child will wear an activity monitor for a week and will do a urine and stool collection.

The visit at the center will take around six hours and compensation is $125, $75 in the form of gift card will be provided after the in person study visit, and a $50 check will be send through the mail after all study materials have been returned.

All research studies require potential participants to be screened. This is simple and is conducted over the phone in about 5-10 minutes to learn more about your child’s health and other pertinent information that relates to the study.


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Thank you for your interest in our Arkansas Active Kids Study.

Arkansas Active Kids is a research study conducted by Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D. and Judith Weber, Ph.D. R.D. and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.