Behavior Modification: Childhood Obesity
For young children with obesity, early intervention is essential for reducing health complications later in life.
This pilot study being conducted at Partners HealthCare Connected Health aims to evaluate and compare the feasibility and effectiveness of two platforms -- text messaging and Facebook -- for delivering a family-centric intervention for children with BMI (body mass index) values at or above the 95th percentile. Our goal is to assess the effect of both interventions on household factors and the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits. This study is funded by the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and Partners Connected Health.