for people ages up to 2 months (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Amy Beck, MD, MPH
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Amy Beck



The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of a primary care based intervention to promote optimal feeding, screen time and sleep practices among low-income Latino infants and toddlers. Infants and caregivers will receive brief health education and coaching sessions from health educators at primary care visits in the first two years of life as well as two text messages per week with health information and tips. Half of the participants will receive the Futuros Fuertes 2.0 intervention that includes health coaching and education on infant feeding, screen time and sleep (intervention group). The other half will receive health coaching and education on safety, home management of childhood illnesses, and promotion of language development (control group). We will look at the impact of the Futuros Fuertes 2.0 intervention on child BMI and various health behaviors.

Official Title

Futuros Fuertes 2.0 A Primary Care Based Intervention to Prevent Obesity Among Low-income Latino Children


Obesity, Childhood, Obesity, Pediatric Obesity, Futuros Fuertes 2.0


You can join if…

Open to people ages up to 2 months

  • Parent/caregiver self identifies as Latino
  • Parent/caregiver speaks Spanish or English
  • Parent/caregiver intends to receive primary care for infant at participating clinic
  • Infant gestational age of 37 weeks or greater
  • Infant birthweight of 2600 grams or greater
  • For multiples (twins, triplets), one sibling will be chosen at random to participate

You CAN'T join if...

-Infant has a serious medical condition that affects feeding or growth


  • Children's Health Center San Francisco General Hospital
    San Francisco California 94110 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Amy Beck, MD, MPH
    I am a general pediatrician and health services researcher focused on improving the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity in safety-net clinical settings. In my research, I use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to develop and test clinical interventions and to better understand the factors that contribute to disparities in children's cardiometabolic health.


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University of California, San Francisco
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Expecting 576 study participants
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