Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood

Application Deadline: Rolling Application
Award Ceiling: $200,000

The National Institutes of Health invites exploratory pilot/feasibility study and small clinical trial applications from institutions/organizations that propose to test novel home or family based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches. Applications should focus on infants and young children (to age 6 years) and emphasize the role of home environment and the influence of family/extended family members and parents (including guardians/substantial care-providers) within the child's home environment. The direct goal of this initiative is to fund research that will advance knowledge for innovative approaches to the prevention or management of overweight in children less than 6 years of age, with potential for future research clinical trial applications either in the home or linked to a community setting.

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