- April 8, 2014

UT Fast Food Media Study

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Update: The response to the call for participants was overwhelming and the research lab is no longer recruiting at this time.  We will update if they are looking for more participants in the future!

The University of Texas at Austin Prevention Research Lab is currently recruiting research participants age 6 to 11 for a project called the Fast Food MEDIA Study. 


The purpose of this study is to better understand how fast food advertising on television influences kids’ behavior and choices. Given the increasing rate of childhood obesity in the U.S., the Austin Prevention Research Lab believes it is important to better understand how fast food advertising may influence youth. 

This IRB approved study will take place at UT in Bellmont Hall and runs 45 minutes to 1 hour, consisting of showing an age appropriate television show including commercials. The parent will receive $30 for participating in the study and the child will receive $20 for their participation (this is for each child).

If you would like more information, would like to participate, or have any questions, please contact (512) 471-4792 or [email protected] You may also contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Keryn Pasch, at (512) 232-8295 or via email at [email protected] with further questions.