If you are planning a pregnancy or you just learned you are pregnant, you may be interested in our GLOWING StudyGrowing Life, Optimizing Wellness.

By joining our growing team of volunteer participants, you will help us better understand how your diet and health can influence your child’s growth and development. Together we will learn about nutrition, well-being and your baby’s development. Our dedicated team will assist you every step of the way.  We are planning to enroll 320 women and follow them throughout their pregnancy and to their child’s second birthday.

During the course of the GLOWING Study, we will use some of the best equipment and tools available to track: Mom’s health; weight; body composition; diet; exercise patterns; and well-being. We will also track: Child’s growth; dietary intake; body composition; and psychological/motor development.

The GLOWING Study is a long-term nutrition research project. Once pregnant, participants will attend study visits at our center on a regular basis. Each of these study visits will take 2 to 4 hours. Once your baby arrives, participants will attend eleven study visits until their child’s second birthday. Each of these study visits will take 2 to 5 hours, so it is important for you to consider the time commitment involved with this research study before you decide to enroll.

We know it will be an important commitment for you to join our family of volunteers.  To thank you for your dedication, we will provide you with free nutrition and supportive counseling, monetary compensation and all the diapers your child needs during the first year of life. One of our dietary professionals will be available to you at every study visit to assist you with nutrition information and tools during the entire study.


To qualify for GLOWING, you should be healthy, planning your second pregnancy or less than 10 weeks pregnant with your second child. To find out if you qualify for our GLOWING Study, you can call or email us. We have strict entry criteria for our studies, so don’t be discouraged if you do not qualify for one of our studies. Most likely, there will be other studies that you may be able to participate in soon!


Click here to see our GLOWING brochure!

Want to learn more? Interested in enrolling?

 Call us at (501)-364-3309 or (866)-423-1311
Or click here.

Enrollment has closed for our Glowing​ Study, but please contact us for other currently enrolling studies.

Thank you for your interest in our GLOWING Study.

GLOWING is a research study conducted by Aline Andres, Ph.D. which has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.