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TARGet Kids!: Measuring Nutrition in Young Preschool Children in the Primary Care Practice Setting (TARGet Kids!)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2015 by The Hospital for Sick Children
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Patricia Parkin, The Hospital for Sick Children Identifier:
First received: May 28, 2013
Last updated: November 16, 2015
Last verified: November 2015

TARGet Kids! (The Applied Research Group for Kids) is a research study enrolling healthy children aged 0-5 years. The aim of the TARGet Kids! registry is to link early life exposures to health problems including obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and developmental problems.

TARGet Kids! represents an innovative collaboration between child health researchers and children's primary care doctors (pediatricians and family physicians) to promote research that really matters and create solutions to some of the today's biggest health concerns. The results of this collaborative research study are not only improving the quality of children's healthcare but also the health of children across the country. Coordinated by Sick Kids and St. Michael's Hospital with data management services by the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), TARGet Kids! is the only primary care research network for children in Canada.

Nutritional Disorders

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years

Further study details as provided by The Hospital for Sick Children:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 10 years (yearly measurements) ]
    Change in BMI over a 10 year follow-up period

Estimated Enrollment: 10000
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2030 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy children


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children are recruited from 9 large pediatric and family medicine primary care practices in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Birth to less than 6 years of age
  • Parental consent
  • Attending a TARGet Kids! research network practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic illness with the exception of asthma
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01869530

Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC 416-813-6933

Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD, MSc, FRCPC    416-919-3462   
Principal Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Patricia C Parkin, MD, FRCPC    416-813-6933   
Principal Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Patricia Parkin, Staff Paediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children Identifier: NCT01869530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000012436
Study First Received: May 28, 2013
Last Updated: November 16, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders processed this record on May 22, 2017