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Lifestyle Intervention for Toddlers Pilot Study (LIFT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01204489
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 17, 2010
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Tampere
Helsinki University
The Finnish Hearth Association
The Finnish Food Information
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Brief Summary:
Study aims to pilot a family-centred tailored nutrition intervention at child welfare clinics, targeting the previously observed dietary defaults of Finnish children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Obesity Behavioral: Intensified dietary counseling at child wellfare clinics.

Detailed Description:
Eating habits can predict diet-related health problems and obesity. The defaults observed previously in the diet of Finnish children include low consumption of vegetables, fruits and vegetable oil-based fats, high consumption of sucrose, poor quality of drinks and low frequency of family meals. Child welfare clinic is the place to promote healthy lifestyles because most Finnish families visit there at regular intervals.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 148 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Lifestyle Intervention for Toddlers at Finnish Welfare Clinics
Study Start Date : September 2010
Primary Completion Date : May 2012
Study Completion Date : May 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intensified dietary counseling
The dietary intervention consists of tailored dietary counseling, information leaflets and self-evaluation cards given to the families.
Behavioral: Intensified dietary counseling at child wellfare clinics.
The intervention is completed by public health nurses who receive updating education in nutrition. A special training in a family-centred lifestyle counseling method in implemented. The nutrition intervention consists of tailored dietary counseling, information leaflets and self-evaluation card given to the families in the intervention arm. In the control clinics, public health nurses continue their usual dietary counseling.
Active Comparator: Normal dietary counseling
Public health nurses continue their usual dietary counseling.
Behavioral: Intensified dietary counseling at child wellfare clinics.
The intervention is completed by public health nurses who receive updating education in nutrition. A special training in a family-centred lifestyle counseling method in implemented. The nutrition intervention consists of tailored dietary counseling, information leaflets and self-evaluation card given to the families in the intervention arm. In the control clinics, public health nurses continue their usual dietary counseling.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To promote child's and family's healthy diet [ Time Frame: 8 months ]
    Changes in family's dietary choices, knowledge and attitudes. Also changes in parent's motivation and self-efficiency to improve family's diet.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 6 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all families at their child's standard 6-month child welfare clinic visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • families with twins
  • families who do not speak Finnish

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Locations
Finland
Child welfare clinics
Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland, 02070
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
University of Tampere
Helsinki University
The Finnish Hearth Association
The Finnish Food Information
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Suvi M Virtanen, Professor Head of the Nutrition Unit, professor

Responsible Party: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01204489     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: THL 10109
First Posted: September 17, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2012
Last Verified: June 2011