Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Obesity Intervention (FIT)
Project FIT is a collaboration between the public school system, local health systems, physicians, neighborhood associations, businesses, faith-based leaders, community agencies and university researchers to develop a multi-faceted approach to promote physical activity and healthy eating toward the general goal of preventing and reducing childhood obesity among children in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. There are four overall components to Project FIT: school, community, social marketing, and school staff wellness - all that focus on: 1) increasing access to safe and affordable physical activity and nutrition education opportunities in the schools and surrounding neighborhoods; 2) improving the affordability and availability of nutritious food in the neighborhoods surrounding the schools; 3) improving the knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes and behaviors regarding nutrition and physical activity among school staff, parents and students; 4) impacting the 'culture' of the schools and neighborhoods to incorporate healthful values; and 5) encouraging dialogue among all community partners to leverage existing programs and introduce new ones.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Intervention to Address Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Among Low-income Elementary School Children|
- Physical activity measured by pedometer. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Physical activity will be measured with a pedometer worn for 7-day period at the beginning and end of the intervention.
- Healthy eating index quantified by the Food Frequency Questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The healthy eating index is a composite measure of diet quality.
|Study Start Date:||August 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: physical activity and nutrition||
Behavioral: Project Fit
physical activity and nutrition education
|United States, Michigan|
|Grand Rapids Public Schools|
|Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49501|
|Study Chair:||Denise Holmes, PhD||Michigan State University|