FEAST Study at the Center for Family & Adolescent Research in Albuquerque, NM

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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: 

Mindfulness for Teens website

ABC news reports that meditation is becoming more popular among teens.  

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.