Rural Disparities in Pediatric Obesity: The iAmHealthy Intervention

The purpose of this study is to learn if providing a family-based group program using mobile
health technology (iAmHealthy Healthy Lifestyles Program) is effective at improving child
weight, nutrition, and physical activity.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Family lives in a rural area (city and/or county population less than 20,000)

- Child Body Mass Index (BMI) >85th and <99th percentile

- Child in 2nd thru 4th grade

- Child and Parent speak English

- Family is available at times intervention is offered

Exclusion Criteria:

- Child has physical limitation or receives an injury which significantly limits
physical mobility

- Child has significant medical issue

- Child and Parents have significant developmental delay or cognitive impairment

- Child has a sibling who has already enrolled in the program

- Family moves to a non-participating school

Principal Investigator

Ann M Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP

Study Contact

Kelsey Dean, RD,, 913-588-3775

Estimated Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 #