Enrollment for our third and final cohort is complete.
Both sites are fully enrolled.

 
 
 
 
 

The Framingham State Food Study is a nutrition study helping researchers answer the scientific question, “Is one diet better than another for keeping weight off?”

If you are an adult 18-65 years of age, join us for the third and final year of this novel study brought to campus by the partnership of Boston Children’s Hospital & Framingham State University.

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlboro who will collaborate as a satellite site.

Boston Children's Hospital
Framingham State University
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Assabet

IS THE FRAMINGHAM STATE FOOD STUDY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Watch this video to find out

 

GET FOOD & SUPPORT FOR WEIGHT LOSS

• Participating in (FS)2 gives you access to a team of professionals: chefs, dietitians, nurses, doctors, and meal coordinators — all with the same goal: To provide you with food and nutritional support to help you lose about 12% (between 10%-14%) of your body weight during the first part of the study and keep it off during the second part of the study.

BENEFITS

• Healthful weight loss
• All snacks and meals are provided
• No need to cook or grocery shop
• Enjoy nine months of food-cost savings

LEARN MORE

• Visit our FAQs,
• Read our recent press: Framingham State Food Study to expand community health-
• Read our recent press: This link comes from Wicked Local, Metrowest News and announces the Assabet Valley partnership.-
• Check out what others are saying:

“Participating in the study has noticeably increased my mindfulness about what I’m eating and more to the point, the pleasure I take in eating healthy foods. The variety of types of food – colors, textures, tastes and exciting combinations of tastes – really adds to the pleasure factor as well. The ritual of coming to the dining hall to nourish myself (rather than eating at my keyboard) has become a new welcome form of self-care. I’d recommend the study routine to anyone.”
-Dr. Lisa Eck, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University

“The collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital opens a new era for research and scholarship for Framingham State University. It is truly exciting to be part of a research endeavor that will illuminate a question that can change the dieting culture of the nation!”
-Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President, Framingham State University

FINANCIAL COMPENSATION

As a (FS)2 participant, you will receive all of your meals plus compensation for your time:
• Receive over $3,000 of food value
• Receive a participation stipend of over $3,000
• Total value of study compensation: up to $6,500