OSU research study seeks participants

Workshops focus on healthy living

TROY — Researchers at OSU and OSU Extension need your help to inform an educational program called weGrill designed to help fathers and father-figures and their tween/teen children be healthy.

Researchers are looking for fathers or father-figures and their children between the ages of 10 and 16 to be part of this study involving family enrichment activities that incorporate engaging in food grilling and family building activities. Participants must live in Miami County.

Research participants will ,be asked to participate in a series of workshops around food grilling and family time. They will be asked about how fathers and father-figures can best enhance relationships with their teens and about healthy eating and food grilling. Teens will be asked about the characteristics they need to be successful in the future. This is a non-invasive study in which participants will be surveyed, interviewed, and observed about family relationships and decisions for a successful future. Session activities may be documented with photography, audio, or video recording.

The workshops will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays starting July 10, at the 911 Center, 210 Marybill Drive in Troy.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact Alisha Barton at 440-3948, Shane Carter at 335-2715, or Dr. Jim Bates at (614) 688-1468.

Workshops focus on healthy living