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Center for Solutions Through Research in Diet & Exercise

Special Projects

Healthy Beginnings

Healthy BeginningsHealthy Beginnings is a randomized, controlled trial testing the efficacy of a lifestyle intervention to promote healthy weight gain in pregnancy in overweight/obese women. Participants are randomized to a lifestyle intervention or standard care. The intervention includes structured meal plans, physical activity and behavioral strategies. The study is a collaboration with the Marian Hospital/Brown Medical School. This study is part of a consortium of studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


This trial has started and is actively recruiting.

Want to participate or learn more about Healthy Beginnings? Call Anna Brannen at 805-756-5365


If you're recently pregnant, please click here to recieve information about Healthy Beginnings.

Contact Info

Photo Name Position Email Phone
Suzanne Phelan Suzanne Phelan, PhD Faculty Advisor sphelan@calpoly.edu 805-756-2087
Anna Brannen Anna Brannen Project Coordinator acbranne@calpoly.edu 805-756-5365


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