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Medical College of Georgia FitKid Project

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00061841
First Posted: June 6, 2003
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2010
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Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  Purpose
This project will determine whether exposing youths to a "fitogenic" after-school environment that emphasizes vigorous exercise and healthy snacks will have a favorable effect on body composition (i.e., less fat tissue and more lean tissue), cardiovascular fitness and cardiovascular disease risk profile. The environmental intervention will be provided in nine schools in Augusta, Georgia, with another nine schools serving as non-intervention comparison schools. Children in the 3rd grade will be recruited to participate. They will be followed for 3 years, through the 5th grade. Measurements will be made at the beginning and end of each school year. The 2-hour after-school intervention will be offered every school day. It will consist of three components: (1) homework assistance; (2) a healthy snack; and (3) exercise designed to improve skills and fitness.

Condition Intervention Phase
Healthy Behavioral: exercise Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention

Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 685
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria
3rd graders in schools chosen to participate.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00061841


Locations
United States, Georgia
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00061841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FITKID (DK63391) (completed)
First Submitted: June 5, 2003
First Posted: June 6, 2003
Last Update Posted: January 13, 2010
Last Verified: January 2010