Individual Study / Swindle et al.; J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018

Facebook: The Use of Social Media to Engage Parents in a Preschool Obesity Prevention Curriculum

Facebook: The Use of Social Media to Engage Parents in a Preschool Obesity Prevention Curriculum

Initiatives -
This study investigated the use of Facebook to deliver health-related education materials to augment a preschool classroom-based obesity prevention curriculum. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2012
End Year
2014
Funding
This project was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68001-30014 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and by the Translational Research Institute (TRI), grants UL1TR000039 and KL2TR000063 through the NIH National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Swindle TM, Ward WL, Whiteside-Mansell L. Facebook: The Use of Social Media to Engage Parents in a Preschool Obesity Prevention Curriculum. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018;50(1):4‐10.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jneb.2017.05.344

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
A convenience sample of parents in 13 classrooms

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A convenience sample of parents in 13 classrooms.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • United States of America
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Convenience sample of parents in 13 classrooms (cohort 1, 3 classrooms; cohort 2, 10 classrooms).
Data Collection Event
Facebook was found to be a feasible platform for the provision of nutrition education and facilitated varying levels of parental engagement.
Start Date
2012
End Date
2014
Data sources
  • Social media
    • Facebook