UMatter is a study that delivers an adolescent obesity prevention/intervention to girls ages 10 to 14 and their mothers using a health care home model in a primary care setting. Berge serves as co-principal investigator.
- Educational sessions at the primary care clinic for girls and their mothers (daughters and mothers meet separately with their own peers) with a family meal at the end of the educational session
- Physical activity sessions at the primary care clinic and in the community
- Appointment with primary care doctor
- In-home visit to set family-level goals around health and wellness
Berge JM, Wickel K, Bucchianeri M, Neumark-Sztainer D. (in press). UMatter: Using community-based participatory research to deliver obesity prevention through a primary care Health Care Home. In: Korin M, ed. Handbook of Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Springer.
University of Minnesota Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute