WSU seeks mothers to participate in body, weight study

Youth-weightPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are looking for mothers of overweight girls to participate in audio-taped interviews for a study about weight and socialization. Participants will receive $20.

The research explores how mothers socialize their daughters about issues of body and weight and teach them to cope with weight bias. Participants should be mothers of girls age 10-14 who have a body mass index (BMI) at the 70th percentile or higher. (You may compute your daughter’s BMI at

“Socializing Girls about Body and Weight: An Interpretive Study of Mothers” is being conducted by researchers at WSU, Colorado State University and Iowa State University.

For more information and to participate, contact Debbie Christel, WSU assistant professor of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, at 509-335-7453 or


Debbie Christel, WSU AMDT, 509-335-7453 or