Welcome to the ADAPT Study!
To examine diet patterns and behavior, we are launching a new study, ADAPT, at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. This study will collect a breadth of evidence on the psychobiological, cultural, social, and environmental predictors of long-term dietary adherence to healthy dietary patterns in adults.
ADAPT is the first study (that we know of) to focus on examining popular diet followers and the many factors that play a role in how well people adhere to (stick to) their chosen dietary patterns.
The question of how individuals can successfully adhere to healthier dietary patterns is of great public health importance due to the growing burden of chronic disease risk associated with overweight/obesity.
These popular diets can include, but are not limited to, the following:
♦ Paleo ♦ vegan ♦ vegetarian ♦ Mediterranean ♦ whole-food, plant-based ♦ whole food omnivorous ♦ and many others…
While these diets are all very different, one common factor is that they typically emphasize more unrefined foods than the traditional Western diet.
Keep in mind, though, that anyone can participate in ADAPT. You do not need to follow a specific, popular diet to participate. Your dietary pattern is unique to YOU, and we want to know about it!
In ADAPT, the terms “diet” or “dietary pattern” are used to describe your overall eating preferences, not necessarily a plan you follow for weight loss, though some people may be following diets for weight loss.
Using the data generated from ADAPT, we hope to examine:
In the summer of 2015, we conducted the ADAPT Feasibility Survey, which was a short survey to learn about whether people would be interested in participating in a bigger study about behaviors, lifestyle, and dietary patterns. We had a great response, with over 9,000 people expressing interest in a future study. That led us here— to a bigger and more comprehensive ADAPT study.
Participate in ADAPT!
For this current ADAPT study, we are inviting back interested participants from the feasibility survey, but anyone can participate. If you would like to join ADAPT Study, please click here.
We truly value your participation and willingness to help us better understand diet patterns and behaviors!
ADAPT is funded thanks, in part, to research funding from:
The Lisa Wendel Memorial Foundation