Participants Needed for Research Study

September 14, 2022

Study Information 
The Nutrition and Health Sciences Department at Ball State University (BSU) is currently conducting a research study to investigate the effects of nutrition information nudges on nutrient density and food decisions in BSU students utilizing the Cardinal Kitchen food pantry. We are inviting your participation in the screening process, which will consist of answering general and demographic questions. This screening survey is estimated to take 5-7 minutes to complete and will be used to determine if you are eligible to participate in the study. You have the right not to answer any question and to stop participation at any time.  
We are recruiting college students ≥18 years old currently attending BSU who receive services from the Cardinal Kitchen food pantry. Your participation in this screening survey and study is voluntary. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study at any time, there will be no penalty. Your responses to this survey will not be linked to your name but may be used in aggregate form for publications and presentations.  
If you meet the criteria for this study, you will be sent a link via email with information on how to complete the study. The study is estimated to take 15-20 minutes complete.  To thank you for your time, you will receive $5 Tango gift card via email upon completion of the study.  

Screening survey:

If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Office of Research Integrity, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, (765) 285-5052 or at 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email  
This study is approved by the BSU IRB [1854590-1].   
Casey Hand 
Casey Hand 
BSU Dietetic Intern '21-'22
NHS Graduate Assistant 

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