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SUNRISE research study Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of the SUNRISE research study is to examine movement behaviors measuring physical activity, sitting, and sleep for children ages 3 and 4 years old.

About the Study

Parents will complete a web screen and phone screen. Eligible children with their parents will visit the Pennington Biomedical Research Center for a 1-hour visit. During this visit, the procedures listed below will be conducted.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 1 phone screening visit
  • 1 in-person visit that will last 1 hour


  • Height and weight
  • Motor skills
  • Memory games
  • Questionnaires
  • Child will be loaned a wearable device to track steps for 1 week

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should:

  • Be 3 or 4 years of age

Study Duration

Participation in the study will last about 2 weeks, which includes a phone screen, a 1-hour visit, and a wearable to track steps for 1 week.


Small toys and up to $25 is offered to the child for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you think your child may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 225-763-2813, or email

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

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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