We want to learn how a new nutritious food product will affect metabolism and cardiovascular health in children.
This vegetarian food product provides protein from pea, and is fortified with vitamins and minerals. We are encouraging that children replace their typical snack with this food.
This study requires
We are looking for children who will be willing to eat about a half a cup of this food product every day for 4 weeks. And we are asking that parents/guardians bring their children to the UC Davis campus for 3 study visits each lasting about 2-3 hours.
To see if your child qualifies for the study, your child must be willing to: • Eat about half a cup of this food product every day for 4 weeks. • Provide 2 blood and urine samples that are 4 weeks apart • Have us measure blood flow in their fingertip using a special finger probe
We are also seeking children who in addition to the above are willing to provide 2 stool and saliva samples (this is optional and not required for study participation).
We will also provide your child with nutrition education, and will ask them to wear a personal physical activity monitor every day during waking hours.
Who can participate?
If your child is 9- 13 years old, please call to see if your child qualifies. We will ask you questions about your child’s overall health. Healthy children who weigh at least 51 lbs., are not taking prescription medications other than for asthma and allergies, qualify for a screening.
You and your child together will receive up to $250 for all required procedures and up to $390 if you and your child elect to participate in the stool and saliva collections.