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Youth Or Parent/caregiver Advisors Wanted For Input On Healthy Lifestyle Programming Research Or Children And Youth

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Healthy Lifestyle Research for Youth

Health Areas
Physical Activity & Nutrition, Other Diet and Nutrition

Opportunity Purpose
We are seeking parents or caregivers of children ages 6-17 years, to help us develop and deliver a research project. Our team runs a 10 week program that works with families to promote healthy lifestyles. Our program includes education and activities provided by a dietitian, social worker and physical activity coach. Our research project aims to see if hand grip strength is a useful tool to measure physical health instead of just weight.

We would like 2-3 partners to provide input on their experience with nutrition and physical activity education. We are currently applying for funding and would like partners to provide input on our proposed grant application. If funding is received, partners will be invited to give feedback on language used in study materials, and to provide input on if the study design and objectives meet the needs of families receiving this type of education.

Age: 6 Years – 17 Years Old

From Our Community

Shana Ooms

Executive Director of Primary Care Strategy, Policy and Quality — BC Ministry of Health

Shana Ooms

Where those of us in the room may have debated policy or wording, patient voices made sure patients were top of mind. And as a result, significant improvements were made to simplify something that was otherwise complex. Patient voices at the table bring us back to reality in terms of what we are trying to achieve.