Adaptation and Evaluation of a Family-Based Mindful Eating Intervention for Overweight Adolescents

FEAST for Living

The study is one of the first treatment development efforts to integrate mindfulness techniques with family-based factors for overweight adolescents. Enrolling now for winter 2016.
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This study makes an important contribution by combining behavioral and biomedical science and by applying and evidence-based meditation technique to an important research priority area, adolescent obesity, in a real-world community-based setting. The study is one of the first treatment development efforts to integrate mindfulness techniques with family-based factors for overweight adolescents and has the potential to enhance public health, lower health care costs, and facilitate translation of a relatively inexpensive, low-tech clinical service to high risk and underserved overweight adolescent populations.

PROJECT PERIOD

7/1/13 - 3/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine