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Healthy Futures Project: A Community Based Obesity Prevention Program (SWITCH)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00685555
First Posted: May 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2011
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Collaborators:
Fairview Health Services
Medica
Healthy and Active America Foundation,
Cargill
Spunk Design Machine
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Information provided by:
National Institute on Media and the Family
  Purpose

The purpose of this research is to increase community awareness about the relationship between physical activity, screen time, and nutrition and how these factors influence healthy weight management.

The problem of obesity is at epidemic proportions and has become the most important public health problem confronting the United States today. Of greatest concern is the 300% increase in obesity rates among children and youth over the past twenty years. Childhood obesity is a precursor of adult obesity.


Condition Intervention Phase
Overweight Obesity Behavioral: Switch active lifestyles brought to you by MediaWise Behavioral: Switch active lifestyles from MediaWise Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: SWITCH: Rationale, Design, and Implementation of a Community, School, and Family-based Intervention to Modify Behaviors Related to Childhood Obesity

Further study details as provided by National Institute on Media and the Family:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Our outcome measure was reduction of screen time [ Time Frame: 4 waves of data ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Our secondary outcome measure increase in fruit and vegetable consumption. [ Time Frame: T1-PRE Intervention toT2 Post Intervention ]

Enrollment: 1300
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2006
Primary Completion Date: December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Switch active lifestyles brought to you by MediaWise
    The Switch™ Program is a unique community and family-based behavior change initiative that helps motivate children to change three critical health behaviors that are risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity.
    Other Names:
    • Iowa State University
    • Michigan State University
    • National Institute on Media and the Family
    Behavioral: Switch active lifestyles from MediaWise
    1300 students (male and female) were recruited through two separate school districts in Lakeville, Minnesota and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Informed consents went to all students who chose to participate. Demonstration and Control school were randomly selected. Baseline data was collected regarding physical activity, screen time, and nutrition, standard body measurements, and baseline data, and salivary cortisol levels were taken. Parent and teacher surveys were also conducted. After baseline selected demonstration sites and students were provided with information focused on improving healthy behaviors while the control sites served as matched comparison groups.
    Other Names:
    • Switch
    • Switch program
    • The Switch program
Detailed Description:
The Switch™ Program is a unique community and family-based behavior change initiative that helps motivate children to change three critical health behaviors that are risk factors for childhood overweight and obesity. Through community education, family-based strategies and partnerships with schools, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to: Switch what you Do™ Switch what you View™ Switch what you Chew™.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All children in 3-5 grades who provide parental consent and child assent will be eligible to participate in the project.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who meet the following exclusion criteria will not be considered for participation.
  • Do not provide consent
  • unable or unwilling to adhere to project procedures
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00685555


Locations
United States, Minnesota
National Institute on Media and the Family
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55454
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Media and the Family
Fairview Health Services
Medica
Healthy and Active America Foundation,
Cargill
Spunk Design Machine
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dave Walsh, Ph.D. National Institute on Media and the Family
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. David Walsh, President and Founder, National Institute on Media and the Family
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00685555     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIMF-1300-05
First Submitted: May 22, 2008
First Posted: May 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2011
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by National Institute on Media and the Family:
Screen time
Fruits and Vegetable Consumption
Physical Activity
Obesity
Overweight

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Overweight
Overnutrition
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms