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A Pilot Study Evaluating Go NAP SACC's Web-based Nutrition Tool for Child Care

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2017
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of Go NAP SACC (Get online with Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care), a suite of web-based tools designed to help child care programs improve their nutrition environment (specifically classrooms serving 3-5 year olds) over the course of 4 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Environment Related Disease Behavioral: Go NAP SACC Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 102 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: Evaluation of Go NAP SACC: A Pilot Study Evaluating the Nutrition Tool of the Web-based Tool Based on the NAP SACC Program
Study Start Date : May 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group
Centers in this group will be granted immediate access to the Go NAP SACC website following randomization with minimal support from a local technical assistance provider. The center director will have 4 months to use Go NAPSACC tools.
Behavioral: Go NAP SACC
Go NAP SACC is a suite of online tools designed to help child care programs improve their nutrition environment. Tools include: self-assessment, goal setting, action planning, and tips and materials. In addition to these online tools, local technical assistance providers offer center directors an orientation on how to use Go NAP SACC and minimal ongoing technical assistance.

No Intervention: Control group
During the study, centers in this group will receive no intervention. However, they will be granted delayed access to the Go NAP SACC website and technical assistance support after post-intervention measures are collected.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in EPAO-SR Scores from Baseline to Post-intervention [ Time Frame: Measures collected at baseline (2-4 weeks prior to the intervention) and post-intervention (1-3 weeks following the intervention) ]
    Nutrition-related environmental characteristics will be assessed using the EPAO-SR, integrating data from the center director, child care teachers, and trained staff (reviewing policy documents).Data from all components is used in scoring. Item responses are used to derive variables assessing compliance with 42 nutrition best practices (BPs). Each nutrition BP variable is scored on a 4-point scale (0-3), where higher scores indicate closer BP compliance. Nutrition BP variables are then sorted into one of 7 environmental components: foods provided (12), beverages provided (5), feeding practices (8), feeding environment (8), menus (1), education & professional development (6), or policy (1). Environmental summary scores are calculated by averaging scores from relevant nutrition BP variables; hence, summary scores range from 0 to 3. An overall nutrition score is calculated by summing the 7 environmental summary scores; hence overall nutrition scores range from 0 to 21.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Child Care Centers must have a quality rating of 2-5 stars OR be licensed as GS110-106 (faith-based and exempt from rating), serve lunch and a snack, and have 3-4 year old classrooms and 2 preschool teacher willing to participate.
  • Teachers must teach in the 3-4 year old classrooms.
  • Center directors and teachers must be able to read English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Child Care Centers cannot have participated in NAP SACC within the last 6 months.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02889198

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United States, North Carolina
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Principal Investigator: Dianne S Ward, EdD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Responsible Party: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Identifier: NCT02889198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-0931
First Posted: September 5, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:
web-based tool
child, preschool
child care