The BRAIN FOOD study is a short-term nutrition research study designed to examine how nutrition and body composition affect a child’s learning and retention. It is for 9-10 year olds that are in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. In terms of time commitment, we ask the families to come to the Nutrition Center 2 times for visits that involve obtaining growth measurements, psychological development testing and monitoring of brain waves in our brain function lab.
Visit 1 consists of a hearing and vision test, height and weight measurements along with lifestyle and behavior questionnaires. This visit can last anywhere from 2 – 5 hours. To thank you for your time and effort, up to $50 may be provided.
Visit 2 consists of an overnight stay at ACNC. The visit begins at 6pm with dinner provided. We will then assess sleep amount and quality with a device that is worn on the wrist. In the morning after breakfast we will conduct psychological development testing and monitoring of brain waves in our brain function lab. The visit should be complete by noon the following day. Compensation for completing this visit is $250.
All research studies require potential participants to be screened. This is simple and conducted over the phone in about 5-10 minutes to learn more about your child’s health and any other pertinent information that relates to the study. If you are interested or would like to find out if your child is eligible, you can give us a call at (501)364-3309 or 866-423-1311.
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Want to learn more? Interested in enrolling? Call us at 501-364-3309 or 866-423-1311
Or email us at ACNCstudies@uams.edu
Thank you for your interest in our Brain Food Study.
Brain Food is a research study conducted by Terry Pivik, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.