Academics

GoKids Boston

GoKids Boston is the University of Massachusetts Boston's unique research and practice-based center working to treat and prevent childhood obesity and related diseases through exercise and the promotion of healthy living while reducing health disparities in underserved families. GoKids offers a comprehensive treatment program, to youth aged 8-18, embracing physical activity including state of the art "exergaming" in combination with nutrition and lifestyle counseling. GoKids is unique in that it provides a highly controlled environment for research which can evaluate the effectiveness and impact of programs like this and others.