Information for parents

We take extra special care to ensure that both parents and children are relaxed and have an enjoyable and informative time during their visit to the Hungry Mind Lab.

What to expect from the study

If you have registered your interest and your baby is of suitable age for our study, we will contact you by email or phone.

We will provide details of our study, and if you are happy to take part, we will send you an online survey and consent form to complete, which should take no longer than 35 minutes.

For the current study, you will be required to use our iPhone application for 2 days. This should only take about 10 minutes at a time. Once you have completed the online survey, we will send you details of how to download the iPhone application.

You and you child will also be asked to attend our lab at the University of York once for 1 to 2 hours. When we contact you, we will arrange a suitable time and date for this to happen. Parking facilities are available on campus.

When you arrive at the lab, a friendly researcher (honestly we are all lovely!) will welcome you into the space. You will have plenty of time to get yourself comfortable with refreshments and toys for your child.

You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to sign a second consent form.

As the last part of the study you will be required to complete a 5  minute online exit survey.

For your participation, you will receive a £30 Amazon shopping voucher as a thank you for your time.

We are always grateful for your time and will stay in touch about future research.

Register your interest in participating here

Our study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of York. Personal details and your data will be kept strictly confidential. You may withdraw from the study at any time.

Click here for more information about the study, or contact the Research Project Coordinator Sophie Cave by phone (01904323019) or by clicking the button above.