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Transforming Human Relationships into Valuable Experiences (THRIVE) for Health

PURPOSE:  THRIVE for Health was a family-based intervention to promote healthy weight behaviors in preschool children from underserved families by enhancing parents’ life skills.

PROGRAM.  This pilot project was a randomized, controlled intervention. The 10-week intervention included parent meetings, motivational messages sent by text or email, and follow-up telephone calls to participants. Children in the intervention arm also participated in a fun child program. Families in the control arm participated in a children’s book club. Measures were obtained from all parent-child dyads at baseline, post-intervention, and at a 2-month maintenance follow-up.

REACH:  A total of 106 families was be asked to participate in this pilot study.


National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health


Temitope Erinosho, PhD – Principal Investigator


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