Sitting in Children Study compensation provided
The University of Southern California is conducting a research study aimed at learning how breaking up your child’s sitting time will influence their blood sugar, mood, and attention.
Research Conducted in Los Angeles, CA
Compensation is provided
Clinic visits
In good health to overweight Children
8 - 11
Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
This groundbreaking study can help us learn about how breaking up sitting time can affect your child’s health.

Our project is the first to study how breaking up sitting time with walking over multiple days can influence how your child’s body uses sugar.

This information may help us develop new programs and policies to prevent childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
We aim to learn how breaking up your child’s sitting time will influence their blood sugar, mood, and attention. Our goal is to learn how to prevent diabetes in children.
Is this study for my child?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Child between 8-11 years old
  • Overweight
What will happen if my child participates in this study?
The study includes the following:

  • One screening visit of about 2 hours
  • One week of visits that include: 2 morning visits of about 6 hours each, and 5 afternoon visits of about 3.5-4 hours each
  • Parents/guardians will be informed about all procedures and must give consent
  • Wearing an activity monitor for 7 days and completing a diet survey twice at home
  • We offer flexible timing so that study visits fit you and your child’s schedule
Will there be compensation paid for being in this research study?
Compensation up to $900 is provided for participation in this study. 
Will it cost anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in this study.
Who is running this study?
Dr. Britni Ryan Belcher is the primary investigator of this study. Learn more about Dr. Belcher by clicking here or contact 323-393-0722 or for more information.