Assessment of an School-based Intervention in Eating Habits and Physical Activity in Schoolchildren: the AVall Study (AVALL)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01156805|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2010 by Hospital de Granollers.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2010
ABSTRACT Objective: to evaluate the efficacy of an intervention on food habits and physical activity in school-age children.
Methods: a two-year cluster-randomised prospective study with two parallel arms was used to evaluate an intervention programme in children in their first year of primary schooling (5-6 years of age) in schools in the city of Granollers. The intervention consisted of the promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity by means of the educational methodology Investigation, Vision, Action and Change (IVAC). At the beginning and at the end of the study (2006 and 2008) the weight and height of each child was measured in situ, while the families were given a self-report physical activity questionnaire and the Krece Plus quick test.
Results: two years after the beginning of the study, the BMI of the children in the control group was 0.89 Kg/ m2 higher than that of the intervention schools. The intervention reduced by 62% the prevalence of overweight children. Similarly, the proportion of children that ate a second piece of fruit and took part in an after-school physical activity increased in the intervention group. In the control group, the weekly consumption of fish was reduced.
Conclusion: the educational intervention in healthy eating habits and physical activity in the school environment together with the involvement of the family could contribute to lessen the current increase in child obesity in our setting.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity Food Habits Physical Activity||Other: Educational program||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||598 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Assessment of an School-based Intervention in Eating Habits and Physical Activity in Schoolchildren: the AVall Study.|
|Study Start Date :||September 2006|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2012|
Experimental: Educational intervention, Control
Experimental, intervention group has received educational training to improve food habits and physical activity
Other: Educational program
The intervention consisted of the promotion of healthy eating habits and physical activity by means of the educational methodology Investigation, Vision, Action and Change (IVAC). At the beginning and at the end of 1st phase of the study (2006 and 2008) the weight and height of each child was measured in situ, while the families were given a self-report physical activity questionnaire and the Krece Plus quick test
- anthropometric variables [ Time Frame: every two years ]BMI progression in the intervention and the control group. Secondary outcomes measured in this study were changes in eating habits and in physical activity.
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|Study Director:||Assumpta Recasens, MD||Hospital de Granollers|