Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard

This study has been completed.
Tufts University
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First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2005
History: No changes posted

September 7, 2005
September 7, 2005
November 2002
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  • BMI at one year
  • Dietary Behavior at one year
  • Physical Activity Behavior at one year
  • Nutrition Policy and Infrastructure Outcomes
Same as current
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Nutrition Policy and Infrastructure Outcomes
Same as current
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Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard
Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart Play Hard
Community-based environmental approach to obesity prevention targeting first, second, and third grade students in Somerville, MA.
This study will demonstrate using measures of effectiveness, the feasibility of partnering with the community to create, disseminate, implement and evaluate Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard., a community-based environmental change intervention to prevent obesity in culturally diverse, high-risk, early elementary school children. Based on formative work with parents, children, teachers, school food service, school officials, and community members, a community-wide campaign will be developed with targeted environmental change strategies for early elementary school children within the before-, during-, and after-school environments reinforced by changes within the home and community to support behavioral action and maintenance. The intervention targeting children will bring the energy equation into balance by offering numerous physical activity options that total up to 125 kcals per day and by improving the composition of the food served and the dietary options, particularly snack foods, available throughout the day. This study will measure awareness and participation of the partners and residents within the community. In addition the temporal change in BMI z-score will be monitored internally in 700 Somerville children and externally in 1000 control children from 2 demographically-matched communities for one year and will be compared to the change in BMI z-score in children participating in Shape Up Somerville with children from control communities over the one-year intervention and for one year of follow up. If successful, Somerville will serve as the model community that paves the way for cost-effective nationwide environmental action to prevent obesity at the community level.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Childhood Obesity
Behavioral: Nurtition and Physical Activity Education
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Folta SC, Kuder JF, Goldberg JP, Hyatt RR, Must A, Naumova EN, Nelson ME, Economos CD. Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention. BMC Pediatr. 2013 Oct 4;13:157. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-157.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
June 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Public school students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in Somerville, MA

Exclusion Criteria:

5 Years to 11 Years
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
CDC-OPHR-121519, R06 CCR 121519
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tufts University
Principal Investigator: Christina D. Economos, PhD Tufts University
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 2005

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