1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Preteen participants needed for a health promotion project; parental permission...

K-State Today

August 24, 2015

Preteen participants needed for a health promotion project; parental permission required

Submitted by Richard Rosenkranz

WWCT advert

The Wildcat Wellness Coaching Trial is accepting enrollment of girls ages 8-13 years who are interested in a fun health promotion program with "big sister" support from a K-State student.

Dear parents of girls in the third through seventh grades:

  • Are you concerned about your daughter's physical fitness level or eating habits?
  • Does your daughter have concerns about body image or self-esteem?
  • Has your daughter been picked on or bullied because of her size or weight?
  • Could your daughter benefit from a big sister-type role model?

If any of these apply, she may be eligible for a special wellness program led by K-State researchers. Assessments will take place on campus and sessions with the big sister will take place in the girl's home.

For more information to enroll contact Ric Rosenkranz at ricardo@k-state.edu or 785-532-0152. We are particularly seeking racial/ethnic diversity and low-resource families.

This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at Kansas State University No. 6296. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Rick Scheidt, chair of research involving human subjects, at rscheidt@k-state.edu or 785-532-3224; or Richard Rosenkranz, principal investigator in the department of human nutrition, at ricardo@k-state.edu or 785-532-1465.