Previous Beginnings study participants are invited back to the Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center for a follow-up study. These study participants, who were previously monitored until age 6, will be asked to return to the Center and ACH at age 14 for one visit, which may be broken down into several days depending on their schedule.
Many of the follow-up procedures will be similar to the first study. The teens will do body composition measurements, a blood collection and will visit the Center’s activity lab to do physical fitness assessments. Additionally, an ultrasound and pQCT will be conducted at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The parent/guardian and the participant will each receive a $150 check for completing the visit.
If you were a Beginnings study participant, contact us today to schedule your follow-up visit:
- (501)-364-3309 or (866)-423-1311 or
- ACNCstudies@archildrens.org with your name and a good phone number to reach you.
Beginnings Follow-Up is a research study conducted by Aline Andres, Ph.D. and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.