This project will explore whether time-restricted eating can improve metabolic health in children. Time-restricted eating involves eating all your meals during a specific time window without focusing on the number of calories you eat during that window. Metabolic health is a term we use to describe how well a person generates and processes energy in their body.
During this project we aim to:
Establish average eating windows of children and adolescents
Investigate associations between eating windows and metabolic health in children and adolescents
Establish the feasibility of a time-limited eating intervention in UK children living with overweight or obesity
We hope to use the findings from this project to apply for funding for a pilot study of a time-limited eating intervention to improve metabolic health in childhood. We hope that this pilot study may lead to a full-scale trial.