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TIGER Kids Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The TIGER Kids study will research ways to increase kids’ physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior (help kids move more and sit less) to help improve their overall health. This study will use technology (like activity trackers) to find out what prevents kids from being active and how to help them become more active.

About the Study

Researchers at Pennington Biomedical will use state-of-the-art technology, including activity trackers and global positioning system (GPS) to track physical activity, imaging to measure body fat, and messages sent through a mobile phone app to identify what motivates or prevents kids from being physically active.

TIGER Kids participants will attend an orientation session at Pennington Biomedical to learn about the study, review participation guidelines, and receive activity tracking tools. These tools include activity monitors and a mobile phone app which will be used for 7 days and returned at a later visit. Participants will also have two clinic visits to Pennington Biomedical’s Translational Research Center for Children (TReCC) during the study, one clinic visit after the orientation and one clinic visit two years later.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 3 study visits


  • Body measurements (height, weight, and waist size)
  • Blood pressure
  • Surveys
  • Blood Tests
  • Dietary Questions
  • Body Composition Tests (imaging using DXA and MRI)
  • Wear an activity monitor, GPS tracker, and respond to messages on a mobile app for 7-days

Study Qualifications

To qualify, participants in this study should be:

  • Be between 10 and 16 years old
  • Weigh less than 500 lbs.
  • Have the ability to understand instructions and complete all study procedures
  • Not be pregnant
  • Not be on a restrictive diet
  • Not have significant physical or mental disabilities that impede walking, wearing activity monitors, or responding to questions on a mobile device.

Study Duration

Participation in this study will last approximately 2 years (3 total study visits).


Total compensation for the completion of this study is $100.

Study Contact

Parents, are you ready to see if your child qualifies for the TIGER Kids study? Visit to screen online or call 225-763-3000.

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

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