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Promoting The Self-Regulation Of Energy Intake (SEEDs)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Washington State University
University of Colorado, Denver
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sheryl Hughes, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier:
First received: January 17, 2012
Last updated: January 30, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The goal of this study is to develop and test the efficacy of a scientifically-based, culturally competent seven-session parent directed, obesity prevention program focused on parental feeding strategies that support young children's self-regulation of intake.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Parent and child groups focused on self-regulation of eating

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Promoting The Self-Regulation Of Energy Intake In African American And Latino Preschoolers: A Family Focused Obesity Prevention Program

Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • children's BMI percentiles [ Time Frame: up to 12-month follow-ups ]

Estimated Enrollment: 330
Study Start Date: August 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 31, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Parent and child classes
Parent and child groups focused on self-regulation of eating
Behavioral: Parent and child groups focused on self-regulation of eating
No Intervention: Treatment as usual
Treatment as usual

Detailed Description:
The intervention program was developed and piloted. Expected outcomes: At the end of the intervention program, it is expected that parents in the intervention group will: 1) use more child-centered and less parent-centered feeding directives; 2) be less likely to show an indulgent and more likely to show an authoritative feeding style; 3)show lower scores on restriction and pressure to eat and higher scores on monitoring; and 4) demonstrate higher levels of food knowledge. Children in the intervention group are expected to: 1) show more willingness to try new foods, and 2) show increased self-regulation of energy intake. At the end of the interventions, children are expected to show greater consumption of fruits and vegetables (including consuming a wider variety of fruits and vegetables). All effects are expected to continue through the 6- and 12-month follow-ups, although the effects sizes will diminish. Although we do not expect effects on BMI after 6 weeks, we expect to see decreases in children's BMI percentiles by the 6- and 12-month follow-ups for the intervention group— especially for the top 25% of the BMI percentile range. No parental BMI effects are expected.

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 6 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Parents whose children attend Head Start with the sample of children equally split on gender and ethnicity,
  • with representation from ages 3 to 6 years.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Parents and children who have any kind of food allergies or diabetes or are on special diets will be excluded from the study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01513343

United States, Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
United States, Washington
Thomas G. Power
Pullman, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
Washington State University
University of Colorado, Denver
Principal Investigator: Sheryl O Hughes, PhD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sheryl Hughes, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT01513343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: USDA 2011-68001-30009
H-28013 ( Other Identifier: Baylor College of Medicine )
Study First Received: January 17, 2012
Last Updated: January 30, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 25, 2017