Welcome to our survey about young adults and their food choices!

Thank you for agreeing to receive information about our research study.  Before agreeing to participate, please read the information below to help you understand the study and what will happen if you agree to participate. If you have any questions or comments that you would like us to answer before you proceed with participating in the study, please contact us by phone or email (contact information are at the end of the document).

Purpose: The purpose of this research study is to understand how young adults make their food choices.

Procedures: If you agree to participate: you will click “agree” at the end of this form. 

You can then begin the questionnaire.  It will take you up to 25 minutes to complete the questions. You can start and stop and your answers will be saved. When you are done, you will ‘submit’ the answers. Some questions ask about you (e.g., age, gender), and your health, and some ask about your eating habits and food choices. For many questions, you will have a choice of answers and we ask that you choose the answer that best corresponds to what you are living.

Potential Benefits: Although you will not benefit directly from the study results, will help the research team better understand how “young adults” make their food choices. 

Risk and Discomforts: One inconvenience will be the time that it takes to complete the questionnaires. There are also risks associated with sending personal information over the internet. We are using a secure website to protect your personal information. 

Compensation:  Upon completion of the survey you will receive instructions regarding how to have your name entered into a lottery for a chance to win an Ipad Mini. 

Voluntary Participation and/or Withdrawal:  Your participation in this study is strictly voluntary. You may refuse to participate or you may discontinue your participation at any time without explanation.

Confidentiality:

All information obtained during the study will be kept confidential as required or permitted by law. Your identity will not be associated with your responses.

In order to ensure your protection and quality control of the research project, the following organizations could consult your research records:
The sponsor(s) of this project;
Research ethics committees or a person mandated by one of them;
These organizations all adhere to a confidentiality policy.
If information from this study is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name and other personal information will not be used.

The principal investigator, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, will be responsible for securely storing all the research data for 7 years.

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights or welfare as a participant in this research study, please contact the Manager, Research Ethics at 514-398-6831 or Lynda.mcneil@mcgill.ca.

Contact information:

Investigators:

Anne-Sophie Brazeau, RD, PhD, McGill University
Meranda Nakhla, MD, Montreal Children Hospital
Sarah Blunden, RD, CDE, LMC Clinic
Maude Lafontaine Hébert, RD, Montreal Children Hospital

Should you have any questions concerning this study, you may call the study center at 514-398-7848 to speak with the principal investigator, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, or the study coordinator, Vanessa Maggio (student researcher).  You may also email us at foodchoices.study@gmail.com.  

I have read through this page and understand it. I do not waive my legal rights by consenting to participate.

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* ELECTRONIC CONSENT:

Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

• you have read the above information and have had the opportunity to have any questions answered
• you voluntarily agree to participate
• you are between 18-29 years old

If you do not wish to participate in the research study, please decline participation by clicking on the "disagree" button.

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