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Research Project: Preventing the Development of Childhood Obesity

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Family TXT: A mHealth obesity prevention program for parents of pre-adolescent African American girls

Author
item CALLENDER, CHISHINGA - CHILDREN'S NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER (CNRC)
item Thompson, Deborah - Debbe

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/4/2021
Publication Date: 4/8/2021
Citation: Callender, C., Thompson, D.J. 2021. Family TXT: A mHealth obesity prevention program for parents of pre-adolescent African American girls [abstract]. Texas Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Conference (Virtual). April 8-9, 2021. Oral Presentation.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This presentation will focus on the development, feasibility, and acceptability of a theoretically-grounded mHealth child obesity prevention program for parents of 8-10-year old African American girls. The program was designed to help parents modify the home environment to promote and support child obesity prevention by emphasizing 5 behaviors related to child obesity: diet, physical activity, sedentary behavior, stress management, and sleep. The presentation will demonstrate how formative research shaped the program content and structure. The Family TXT intervention consisted of 36 text messages delivered over 12 weeks. Results of the feasibility study, which used a one-group design with baseline and immediate post-intervention assessments, will also be presented. Post-intervention interviews which explored parent perceptions will also be presented to provide insight into the lived experience of participating in the intervention.