March 21, 2014
Framingham State University has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital on a groundbreaking food study and is looking for students, faculty and staff interested in participating.
Funded by a $12 million grant from the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSi), the Framingham State Food Study will investigate the question, “Is a calorie just a calorie?” and build upon the small, but ground breaking, research of Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Cara Ebbeling from BCH.
An article on the effort titled, “Pioneering Diet Study Coming to Framingham State,” was recently featured in the MetroWest Daily News.
Participation in the study will be available to 75 faculty, staff and students during the next two academic years (for a total of 150 participants over two years: AY ‘14-‘15 and ‘15-‘16).
Participants will take part in a period of weight reduction, followed by randomization into three different diets: high carbohydrate, moderate-carbohydrate and low-carbohydrate to analyze the impact of energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance.
All participants will be compensated and meals will be provided by Sodexo Dining Services. Sodexo will work with participants to ensure that everyone has access to healthy and wholesome foods for the duration of the study. This is your chance to eat healthy and advance science!
About Framingham State University
Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.