Obesity Prevention for First-time Military Parents and their Children: Testing an Evidence-based Family Program

Duration: 2022 - 2027
Funding: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Principal Investigator: Mark E. Feinberg
Principal Investigator: Paul Crawford
Co-Investigator: Damon Jones
Co-Investigator: Stephanie Anzman-Frasca
Partners: Uniformed Services University, Nellis Air Force Base, Elgin Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center

Man in military uniform wiith hand on belly of pregnant wife



The proposed study will test the efficacy of a family-focused preventive intervention in improving healthy lifestyles among first-time parents in military families and reducing obesity risk among their infants.

Project Goals

The ultimate goals of the intervention are to reduce rapid infant weight gain, an early indicator of future obesity risk, and new mothers‚ postpartum weight retention, a contributor to intergenerational obesity transmission. 

Project Team