The Influence of Infant-Caregiver Feeding Interactions on Diet, Growth, and Metabolic Development

Principal Investigator: Katherine Barrett, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Recruitment Length: through December 2017

Study Brief: This study asks how feeding interactions between you and your baby shape your baby’s diet, growth, and metabolism. The interview takes approximately one hour, and you will have the option to participate in up to three visits total.

You may be qualified if the following applies to you:

  1. Your baby is less than 1 year old.
  2. Your baby is healthy and does not have difficulty eating.
  3. Your baby does not take prescription medicines other than vitamins.
  4. You are 18-40 years old.

Point of Contact: For more information, contact Katherine Barrett at 919-432-5696 or

Compensation Available: $20 per interview and a current growth chart for your baby

Study Website