The ReCHARGE with Strawberries Study

Currently Recruiting for the ReCHARGE with Strawberries Study!

Welcome to the ReCHARGE with Strawberries study website and thank you for your interest!

ABOUT THE STUDY:  This study is being conducted by Cal Poly and Humboldt State University faculty and students to evaluate the effectiveness of strawberries on heart health in postmenopausal women who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 25 kg/m(Click here for a BMI calculator) and who have low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels 116 mg/dl. If you don't know your LDL-cholesterol level, we will check it for you if invited to a screening visit. 

HOW TO PROCEED: To find out if you are eligible, complete the SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE linked below.

If you are not eligible for the ReCHARGE with Strawberries you may be eligible for other research projects through the Cal Poly Nutrition Program or Cal Poly Humboldt. If you are interested in other projects at Cal Poly, please contact the ReCHARGE research team at or Dr. Kari Pilolla at If you are interested in other projects at Humboldt State University, please contact Dr. Taylor Bloedon at 

Profile ImageThe ReCHARGE with Strawberries Screening Questionnaire

Click below for more details & to access the screening/eligibility questionnaire.

Click here for the Screening Questionnaire >

The ReCHARGE with Strawberries  Healthy History Questionnaire

Follow the link below to complete the health history questionnaire (only those who have completed the screening questionnaire AND are eligible for the ReCHARGE with Strawberries study).

Click here for the Health History Questionnaire>

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Our research staff is taking COVID precautions during all research activities. All staff will be required to wear masks during assessments and masks will be provided to all participants. Cal Poly's Human Nutrition lab will be properly sanitized after each visit.

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