FSU Recruiting Students, Faculty and Staff for Second Cohort of Ground Breaking Weight Loss Study

FSU Recruiting Students, Faculty and Staff for Second Cohort of Ground Breaking Weight Loss Study

Jul 14, 2015

Framingham State University has begun recruiting eligible students, faculty and staff for the second cohort in a groundbreaking food study being run in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). For those who are eligible, it’s an opportunity eat healthy, lose weight, have all your meals prepared for you, receive financial compensation, and advance science!

Funded by a $12 million grant from the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSi), the Framingham State Food Study is investigating the question, “Is a calorie just a calorie?” and builds upon the small, but ground breaking, research of Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Cara Ebbeling from BCH.

Participants in the first round of the study, which is taking place throughout this academic year, have lost a total of 621 pounds. The second round of the study will run during the 2015/16 Academic Year.

Participants in the study take part in a period of weight reduction, followed by randomization into three different diets: high carbohydrate, moderate-carbohydrate and low-carbohydrate to analyze the impact of energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance.

All participants are compensated for their time and delicious and nutritious meals are prepared by Sodexo Dining Services, FSU’s Food Service Provider. If your New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight and get healthy, this could be a fantastic opportunity.

Upcoming Information Sessions That Include Menu Tasting Opportunities:

Thursday, January 15th
The Marketplace, McCarthy Campus Center
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 12th
Faculty/Staff Dining Room, McCarthy Campus Center
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 27th
The Forum, McCarthy Campus Center
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Additional Information Sessions (No Food Samples)

Monday, January 26th
Student/Parent Information Session
North Hall
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday, January 30th
Alumni Room, McCarthy Campus Center
12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 4th
Alumni Room, McCarthy Campus Center
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in more information, please:
Call – 617-919-7305
E-mail – fs2@childrens.harvard.edu
Visit – www.childrenshospital.org/fs2


About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.