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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454


The purpose of this research is to increase community awareness about the relationship between physical activity, screen time, and nutrition and how these factors influence healthy weight management. The problem of obesity is at epidemic proportions and has become the most important public health problem confronting the United States today. Of greatest concern is the 300% increase in obesity rates among children and youth over the past twenty years. Childhood obesity is a precursor of adult obesity.

Study summary:

The Switch™ Program is a unique community and family-based behavior change initiative that helps motivate children to change three critical health behaviors that are risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity. Through community education, family-based strategies and partnerships with schools, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to: Switch what you Do™ Switch what you View™ Switch what you Chew™.


Inclusion Criteria: - All children in 3-5 grades who provide parental consent and child assent will be eligible to participate in the project. Exclusion Criteria: - Participants who meet the following exclusion criteria will not be considered for participation. - Do not provide consent - unable or unwilling to adhere to project procedures



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Dave Walsh, Ph.D.
National Institute on Media and the Family

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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