FEAST Study at the Center for Family & Adolescent Research in Albuquerque, NM
Family Eating Awareness and Skills for Teens
Enrolling now for Winter 2016.
This study examines the effectiveness of mindful eating on overweight adolescents 13-17 years old.
Families with an overweight teenager (BMI>85 percentile) are invited to participate in a study of mindful eating. The program is designed to promote weight loss while bringing a greater enjoyment and balance to eating, as well as help reduce stress and manage emotions.
Participants in this study will learn mindful meditation and mindful eating skills during an 8-week course. Mindfulness teaches how to pay careful attention to what you are doing or eating.
To learn more about this project call or text Donna at 505-263-7318 or send an email with your name, phone number and best time to call.
Learn more about mindfulness:
In this CBS 60 minutes segment Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/
Jeanne Dalen, Ph.D. is the principal investigator of the FEAST study which is being conducted at the Center for Family and Adolescent Research in Albuquerque, NM.