Researchers at the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Eating and Activity Research (CHEAR) and the University of Minnesota are conducting a behavioral weight management research program for children ages 7-12. This study is a 6-month treatment program for parents and children with overweight or obesity.

Treatment will include 20 60-minute visits with your child and will focus on healthy eating and physical activity. You and your child will be randomly assigned to one of four potential treatments to see how they compare in terms of managing weight and health. No medication is involved in the study.

Families are compensated for their time and effort. The entire duration of the study is approximately 18 months.