A Study to Evaluate the KidShape Program for Pediatric Obesity


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a family-based lifestyle program (KidShape 2.0) on BMI and waist circumference of children who are overweight or obese, to evaluate the impact of KidShape 2.0 on BMI and waist circumference of the parent/guardian of participating children, and to evaluate the impact of KidShape 2.0 on knowledge acquisition of the parent/guardian of participating children.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Overweight/obese children, between ages 5-13 years old, and their parent/legal guardian from Rochester, MN and the surrounding area.
  • Children and their parent/legal guardian will have height, weight, and waist circumference measured at specific intervals.
  • Particiants in ExercisAbilities’ KidShape 2.0 program.
  • Consent will occur during the 30-minute orientation period of the first class of the KidShape 2.0 program

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to meet any of the above inclusion criteria.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Brian Lynch, M.D.

Closed-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Brian Lynch M.D.

(507) 538-8599


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