Improve Your
Child's Health!
A Temple University research study helping parents improve their child's sleeping habits as well as overall health.
Reside in the Philadelphia
In Generally Good Health
Child Regularly Sleeps 9.5 Hours or Less
Compensation Provided
6 - 11 Year Old Child
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Researchers are evaluating how improving sleeping, eating, and activity habits improve overall health and weight gain in your children.
Children in this country are not getting enough sleep. They are also eating too many snack foods and sugary drinks, watching too much TV, and not being as physically active as parents would like them to be. Developing healthy sleep, eating and activity habits in childhood can help children get a healthy start in life.

The objective of this study is to understand whether improving children's sleep, eating habits, and activity behaviors improve overall health. By joining this study, parents may learn how to improve their child's health habits.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
This study is being done to see if we can help parents and their children improve their child’s health by helping them better their health habits, such as sleeping, eating, and activity behaviors.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Inclusion Criteria:
  • Your child is between the ages of 6-11 years old
  • Your child sleeps 9.5 hours or less per day
  • You are the child’s primary caregiver and at least 18 years old
Exclusion Criteria:
  • Your child has not been diagnosed with a sleep disorder
  • Your child has physical limitations that prevent increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Children will be randomly assigned to two groups.

Over the 6-month study, all children will attend an 8-session treatment in which they will learn effective behavioral strategies to improve sleep duration or improve sleep and targeted eating and activity behaviors; there will be monthly phone contact during the maintenance period (6-12 months).

At three points in the study, the following will be measured: sleep duration, eating behaviors, physical activity, height, weight, waist circumference, and additional cardiometabolic risk factors.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Compensation is provided for participation in this study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in this study.