Children in rural areas are disproportionately affected by pediatric obesity. The American Heart Association has listed delivery of obesity treatment to rural families using mobile health (mHealth) as a major research priority. Improving the estimation of energy intake and balance is a priority for developing successful mHealth obesity treatment programs. The aims of this project are to: 1) Validate and calibrate consumer devices to estimate energy balance using gold-standard methods and a Bayesian semi-parametric approach, and 2) Estimate energy intake using the intake-balance technique using consumer monitors.
Institution: The Children’s Mercy Hospital
Principal Investigator: Robin Shook, PhD
Amount Awarded: $49,523
Year Awarded: 2017
Learn more about the IAFNS Balancing Food and Activity for Health Committee.