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Press Release for Monday, January 27, 2014

UNF Nutrition Flagship Program Seeks Food-Intake Study Participants

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida Nutrition Flagship Program is recruiting boys and girls ages 8 to 11 for a food-intake study for four weekly visits on the UNF campus.

The study, which will take place in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics on campus, will require four weekly consecutive weekends (either Saturday or Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will receive a beverage and pizza as lunch.

The study includes weight and height measurement as well as body composition measurement in the Department’s Bod Pod system, a device that measures body mass. The study also includes food-intake measurement and completion of visual analogue scale forms. Participants and their parents will be invited to a pizza party at the conclusion of the study.

Kids aren’t eligible to participate in the study if they are currently dieting, on any medication, have food intolerance/allergies or are experiencing significant learning, behavioral or emotional difficulties.

For more information about this study, contact Dr. Ali Jahan-mihan, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition Flagship Program, at (904) 620-5359, or

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