Mothers and Others: Family-based Obesity Prevention for Infants and Toddlers


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, Nutrition

Project Run Dates

9/1/2012 to 6/30/2017

Total Award Amount




The purpose of this study is to conduct a randomized controlled trial among 468 Non-Hispanic black mothers and their families to test the efficacy of MOTHERS AND OTHERS, a multi-component home visitation program, compared to an attention control (child safety) in promoting appropriate weight gain during infancy.


Associated Publications and other materials

Study Record Detail on Clinical



Associated Award Numbers: A13-0301-001, A13-0301-002

Associated Sponsor Award Numbers: 1-R01-HD073237-01, 5-R01-HD073237-01-02