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Optifood, An Approach to Improve Nutrition (Optifood)

This study has been completed.
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Society for Applied Studies Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2012
Last updated: November 18, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

The study aims to explore ways in which optifood can be developed to create relevant food based recommendation (FBR) and to used for advocacy purposes.

The optifood tool will be pilot tested with relevant organizations and refine FBRs for the target population. Its performance will be assessed in the hands of Government/NGOs in Peru, Thailand and India to provide guidance on incorporating into their advocacy programs. Qualitative and quantitative methods will be used.

Condition Intervention
Food Based Recommendations
Behavioral: Pretesting food based recommendations

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Official Title: Optifood, An Approach to Improve Nutrition

Further study details as provided by Society for Applied Studies:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Generating Food Based Recommendation (FBR) using optifood tool [ Time Frame: 9 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To refine optifood tool to generate FBRs. The tool will be pretested with mothers of children aged 9 to 11 months. Compliance with the food based recommendations will be tested over 8 days post counselling to assess feasibility of use of the tool. The tool will be then modified and refined to be used for advocacy in feeding counselling.

Estimated Enrollment: 36
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Food Based Recommendations
Developing and pretesting tool for FBRs for infants 9 to 11 months old
Behavioral: Pretesting food based recommendations

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Ages Eligible for Study:   9 Months to 11 Months   (Child)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Randomly selected children 9 to 11 month of age
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01646710

CHRD, Society for Applied Studies
Faridabad, Haryana, India, 121004
Sponsors and Collaborators
Society for Applied Studies
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Principal Investigator: Sarmila Mazumder, PhD Society for Applied Studies
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Responsible Party: Society for Applied Studies Identifier: NCT01646710     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EPNPVW48/SAS 
Study First Received: July 14, 2012
Last Updated: November 18, 2014
Health Authority: India: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Society for Applied Studies:
Development of a tool
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