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Due to Covid-19, the WWChild study is currently on hold. If you are interested in taking part in the study when it is able to continue or you have any questions about the study please contact
Do you have a child aged 5-11?
Do you want to become a healthier weight?

If so, and you feel yourself and your child would benefit from losing weight, you may be eligible to take part in a study exploring the potential impact of a parent attending a commercial weight loss programme on their child’s weight.

The study is looking at the potential impact of parents attending at WW® on the weight and behaviour changes in children.

  • Parent and child attend 2 assessments together at University of Leeds
  • Parent either attends WW® for 3 months or acts as a ‘control’ group receiving 3 months WW at the end of the study
  • Parents receive free access to WW group and App for 3 months
  • Children will not attend WW
  • Receive £20 shopping vouchers at each assessment

To be able to take part:

  • Child must be aged 5-11 years
  • BMI/ BMI percentile of both parent and child must indicate both are overweight
  • Parent must have access to a smartphone to access the WW app.
  • Parent must be able to attend weekly WW meetings
  • Both the parent and child must have no past or current health conditions that taking part in the study unsafe or unreasonable
If you would like to find out if you are able to participate in this study, please follow the link below to complete a screening survey.

If you would like to speak with a member of the research team please call: 0113 343 7685 or email:

This study has sought ethical approval from the School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee (MREC 19-0.23)