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Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Obesity Intervention (FIT)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01385046
First Posted: June 29, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2011
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Collaborators:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Information provided by:
Michigan State University
  Purpose
Project FIT is a collaboration between the public school system, local health systems, physicians, neighborhood associations, businesses, faith-based leaders, community agencies and university researchers to develop a multi-faceted approach to promote physical activity and healthy eating toward the general goal of preventing and reducing childhood obesity among children in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. There are four overall components to Project FIT: school, community, social marketing, and school staff wellness - all that focus on: 1) increasing access to safe and affordable physical activity and nutrition education opportunities in the schools and surrounding neighborhoods; 2) improving the affordability and availability of nutritious food in the neighborhoods surrounding the schools; 3) improving the knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes and behaviors regarding nutrition and physical activity among school staff, parents and students; 4) impacting the 'culture' of the schools and neighborhoods to incorporate healthful values; and 5) encouraging dialogue among all community partners to leverage existing programs and introduce new ones.

Condition Intervention
Obesity Behavioral: Project Fit

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Intervention to Address Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Among Low-income Elementary School Children

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Michigan State University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Physical activity measured by pedometer. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Physical activity will be measured with a pedometer worn for 7-day period at the beginning and end of the intervention.

  • Healthy eating index quantified by the Food Frequency Questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    The healthy eating index is a composite measure of diet quality.


Enrollment: 403
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: physical activity and nutrition Behavioral: Project Fit
physical activity and nutrition education

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • enrolled in participating school district in grades 1-5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01385046


Locations
United States, Michigan
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49501
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michigan State University
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Investigators
Study Chair: Denise Holmes, PhD Michigan State University
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Denise Holmes/Dean of Human Medicine, Michigan State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01385046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MSU-123
First Submitted: June 22, 2011
First Posted: June 29, 2011
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by Michigan State University:
physical inactivity
poor diet

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