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La Jolla, California 92037


The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a behavioral weight loss group in conjunction with a prescribed breakfast can help children between 8 and 12 years of age change their behaviors to help them lose weight and become healthier.

Study summary:

The purpose of this application is to evaluate the acceptability and initial efficacy of consumption of an egg breakfast, compared to a cereal breakfast, in the context of Family-based Behavioral Treatment (FBT) with overweight and obese children and their parents. Investigators will randomize 66 parents and their overweight and obese child (85-99.9%BMI) to FBT+egg or FBT+cereal groups. Families will eat their assigned breakfast (eggs or cereal) 5 out of 7 days during the 4 month FBT treatment. However, all other aspects of FBT will be the same in the two groups. Children and parents will complete assessments at three time points; baseline, post-treatment and 4-months post-treatment.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old; 2. BMI ≥85th% and <100% overweight 3. Children with parents who are willing to attend 16 weekly group sessions and be randomized to either treatment arm; 4. Have at least one parent who is overweight or obese (BMI≥25); 5. Children and parent who endorse liking of both eggs and cereal 6. Parents who speak English at a 5th grade level. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Children with serious medical conditions that affect their weight; 2. Children taking medication that affect appetite or weight; 3. Children with severe developmental delay or disability that would affect participation; 4. Children or parents with psychological illness that would limit treatment participation; 5. Families who plan to move out of the area within the time frame of the study.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kerri Boutelle, Ph.D.

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

La Jolla, California 92037
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 18, 2019

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