Is your family ready to get healthier? The holidays are right around the corner, but don’t let that stop you from making better choices and living a healthier lifestyle!
The TEAM UP research study is designed to help children and families lose weight and become healthier through healthy eating and physical activity. Families who participate in the TEAM UP study will meet for visits with their pediatrician and/or a health coach at one of our participating locations or virtually by telehealth.
Eligible families will be placed in one of two programs for 12 months:
- eSOC: Enhanced Standard of Care
All families will receive eSOC, which means they will take part in regular medical visits at their healthcare provider’s office or by telehealth. They will talk about healthy foods and physical activity and will work together to set goals for healthy living.
- FBT: Family-Based Behavioral Treatment
Some families will also receive FBT along with eSOC. As part of FBT, they will meet regularly with a health coach at their healthcare provider’s office or by telehealth. The health coach will work directly with the family to support and teach skills that help families live healthy lives.
To qualify for this research study, child participants should:
Be a current patient at one of the following locations:
- Red Stick Pediatrics
- The Baton Rouge Clinic – AMC (Pediatrics)
- The Baton Rouge Clinic Pediatrics at Industriplex
- Ochsner Health Center – Lapalco (Westside Pediatrics or Family Medicine)
- Kenner Community Health Center
- St. Bernard Community Health Center
- Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health:
Pediatrics at Denham Springs
Pediatrics at Goodwood
Pediatric Academic Clinic
Pediatrics at O’Donovan
Pediatrics at Prairieville
Pediatrics at South Burnside (Gonzales)
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Livingston
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group North Point (Greenwell Springs)
Our Lady of the Lake North Pediatric Clinic
Our Lady of the Angels (Bogalusa)
Be 6 – 15 years old
Willing to make healthier choices to reduce weight
Compensation of up to $200 is offered to the family for the completion of this study.