Building Resources by Investing in Growth and Health for Tomorrow (RIGHT)
The BRIGHT Study for Parents of Kids and Teens
The University at Buffalo (UB) Nutrition and Health Research Lab is looking for volunteers to participate in the BRIGHT (Building Resources by Investing in Growth and Health for Tomorrow) study on healthy eating and financial planning. The goal of the study is to teach parents budgeting and healthy eating skills to help them consistently keep healthy food in their homes.
This study will be completed fully online over 7 months. Study participation will involve parents attending 3 one-on-one Zoom sessions and 10 Zoom group sessions (typically scheduled between 2:00 – 7:00pm). Participants will also complete surveys both weekly and monthly. Throughout the study, parents will keep track of their spending, saving, and eating habits. Participants can earn up to $425 for completing all surveys.
Food insecurity is a serious public health concern that impacts health. This inability to maintain a consistent supply of food in the home is related to lower income and distribution patterns of government assistance. Prior research suggests that individuals with lower income who have budgeting and financial planning skills are less likely to experience food insecurity. To date, no studies have attempted to develop an intervention to teach financial planning as a way to reduce food insecurity. The purpose of this study is to administer a novel financial planning intervention to food insecure families and compare it to an existing SNAP-Ed intervention.
Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Adults 18 years or older
Have at least one child/teenager under the age of 18 living at home
Within the last 6 months have had trouble keeping enough food in your home
Have reliable home internet access
Have a smart phone
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