Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating Study

The National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) supported the development of the Family Life, Activity, Sun, Health, and Eating (FLASHE) Study, a pilot survey that seeks to examine psychosocial, generational (parent-adolescent), and environmental correlates of cancer preventive behaviors. FLASHE will examine correlates of cancer preventive and lifestyle behaviors, mainly diet, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors (as well as sleep, sun-safety, and tobacco use). Recruitment for the study will begin in early 2014.

Surveying NCCOR members:

  • Strengthened the scientific content of FLASHE by pooling input from the NCCOR community
  • Enhanced the potential of FLASHE to collect useful data addressing research gaps not currently captured in national data, which will help answer key obesity research questions and inform the development of interventions
  • Offered NCCOR members and other potential research stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback and contribute survey items

To learn more about the study read the FLASHE fact sheet.