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A Multi-component Program to Reduce Obesity in Children

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747513
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2008
Last Update Posted : June 1, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Rashi Foundation
D-Cure, Israel
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheba Medical Center

Brief Summary:

In an attempt to challenge the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, many programs have been executed in order to improve childrens' lifestyle. Programs involved either school, family or environmental measures. In most, success was only limited.

The purpose of this trial is to examine the ability of a low-cost multi-component program to improve behavioral, diet and activity habits in both school, family and afternoon settings. Ths ultimate goal is to construct and assess a lifestyle modification program that can be implemented in schools and kindergartens on a national level.

Participants will be ~2,500 children aged 5-12 from 22 kindergartens and elementary schools, divided into control and intervention centers.

Teachers and students will be provided with materials in order to perform activities on healthy food and drink choices and habits during the school day. Schools will offer increased physical activity opportunities to children, as will afternoon community centers. Children will be given personal exercise items. Parents will be offered lectures on topics of diet and activity. Diet and activity habits will be assessed by a questionnaire, and height, weight and body fat percentage will be measured before and after the program.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: lifestyle program Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 3600 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Multi-component Program to Improve Lifestyle Habits and Reduce Obesity in Children
Study Start Date : September 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: I
intervention group
Behavioral: lifestyle program
a comprehensive program designed to encourage healthier food choices and eating habits and increased physical activity among children, by use of school, family and community measures.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. screen time [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. physical activity [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. breakfast consumption [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. eating family meals [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. number of fruits and vegetables eaten per day [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  6. drinking water [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  7. body mass index [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. body fat percentage [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. daily dairy product intake [ Time Frame: 12 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 13 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • schools with lunch served
  • school principal agreement
  • school has 2 weekly PE classes
  • parent and children consent given

Exclusion Criteria:

  • consent not given

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Locations
Israel
El Biader
Hura, Israel
El Magad
Hura, Israel
Amirim School
Kiryat Yam, Israel
Miflasim School
Kiryat Yam, Israel
Harel Elementary School
Lod, Israel
Mabuim School
Merhavim, Israel
Merhavim School
Merhavim, Israel
Rothchild School
Or-Akiva, Israel
El Gazali
Rahat, Israel
Omar El Hatab
Rahat, Israel
Achva School
Ramla, Israel
Sharet Elementary School
Ramla, Israel
Fikus Preschool
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Ilanot Preschol
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Kinor Preschool
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Meitar Preschool
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Nevel Preschool
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Teena Preschool
Rosh Haayin, Israel
Maimon School
Shlomi, Israel
Hassan Arafe School
Tel Aviv, Israel
Lev Yafo School
Tel Aviv, Israel
Noam School
Tiberias, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Rashi Foundation
D-Cure, Israel
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Liat Lerner-geva, MD PhD Women and Children's Health Research Unit, Gertner Institute, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA- 08-5401-LL-CTIL
First Posted: September 5, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 1, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
school
prevention
overweight
children
diet
physical activity
fitness

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