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Elementary students invited to join healthy choices study

Children and parents from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Independent School District 191 are invited to participate in SNAPSHOT, a research study with a focus on helping kids make healthy choices about food, being active & screen time ... all while having fun!

The 9-month program is part of a University of Minnesota research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

To participate in the study, a child must attend a District 191 elementary school and:

  • Be in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade during the 2015-16 school year
  • Be 8 to 12 years old on June 30, 2016  
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) at 75th percentile or higher. (Your school nurse can help with this.)
  • Have parent or guardian participate with the child.
  • Parent & child speak, read & write in English. 

Study nurses are signing up volunteers now! For more information, visit:, or contact us at 612-626-7835 or

What YOU and your CHILD can expect:

  • Monthly mailed newsletters OR a fun after-school program for children held 1 to 2 times per month at a school district location. Bussing is provided. Parents meet once per month for a parent group or RN home visit. 
  • Child and parent measured each summer for 3 years. Includes height, weight and surveys
  • Each year you are measured, parent gets $75 gift card; child gets $50 gift card
Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:53