Current Visits

CANDLE is currently enrolling children ages 10 and older and their moms to complete new study visits, funded by the ECHO program. These regular visits take place when the CANDLE child is age 10-11, and age 12 or older. Both visits include online and in-person options.

Additionally, ECHO has provided funding for a separate study to investigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on CANDLE families. This study visit is completely online.

Study Visit Procedures (at age 10-11 and 12+)

  • Surveys for parents and children
  • Cognitive Assessments for children
  • Physical Exam for children
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Blood Pressure
    • Skinfold Thickness
    • Waist Circumference
  • Specimen Collection from children
    • Tooth
    • Toenails
    • Hair
    • Urine
    • Blood
    • Saliva
  • Specimen collection from parents
    • Saliva
  • Compensation for time and travel is provided