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Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program (SCNIP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02976389
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The California Endowment
The Ecology Center
Center for Good Food Purchasing
Northgate Gonzalez Markets
Latino Health Access
California Department of Health Services
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kay Rhee, University of California, San Diego

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 21, 2016
First Posted Date  ICMJE November 29, 2016
Last Update Posted Date July 24, 2019
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE January 1, 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 24, 2016)
  • Dollars spent on Fruits and Vegetables [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Total amount of incentive dollars spent on Fruits and Vegetables per month
  • Quantity of Fruits and Vegetables [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    total quantity of fruits and vegetables purchased per month with incentive dollars
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History Complete list of historical versions of study NCT02976389 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 24, 2016)
  • Dietary intake [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Change in self-reported fruit and vegetable consumption during the intervention
  • Six-item short form of the Food Security Survey Module [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Change in food insecurity score at the end of the intervention period
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program
Official Title  ICMJE Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program
Brief Summary The specific aims of this proposal are to implement SCNIP in 6 Northgate Gonzalez Markets across San Diego, Orange and LA counties (2 in each county), and determine which level of financial incentive rebate (specifically, $10/month, $20/month, or $40/month) optimally increases the purchase and consumption of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables.
Detailed Description The University of California San Diego (UCSD) Center for Community Health, in collaboration with Northgate Gonzalez Markets and its regional partners, will implement a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties - the Southern California Nutrition Incentive Program (SCNIP). This program will develop, implement and evaluate a multi-tiered model that will enable low-income, SNAP-eligible consumers to make healthier food choices and purchase more fruits and vegetables. This model will include: tier 1) an innovative fruit and vegetable financial incentive rebate program that utilizes the consumer's Northgate Gonzalez Market customer loyalty card, electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, and electronic wallet (e-wallet); tier 2) fruit and vegetable promotions that include discount pricing; and tier 3) SNAP-Ed programming (e.g., in-store cooking classes, tours, and healthy food self-labeling system) to educate and support the purchasing behaviors of SNAP-eligible families. Through the use of the customer loyalty card, EBT card, and e-wallet, the rebate program will be able to track the purchase of SCNIP eligible fruits and vegetables and provide a rebate at the point-of-sale that can be used to purchase additional fruits and vegetables, thus increasing the purchasing power of SNAP-eligible families for healthy food options. Earned and dispensed rebate dollars will be stored on the e-wallet enabling the tracking of purchasing behaviors and dollars spent on healthy fruits and vegetables in this program. With this data, we will be able to determine what level of financial incentive rebate ($10/month, $20/month, or $40/month) (tier 1) optimally increased SNAP families' per capita spending on fruits and vegetables in conjunction with the fruit and vegetable promotions (tier 2) and nutrition education activities (tier 3).
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Not Applicable
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Condition  ICMJE Food Insecurity
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Other: Financial Incentive: High
    dlParticipants in this group will receive an additional $40/month to use towards the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. They will be able to access these dollars through an electronic wallet (e-wallet) that is tied to their customer loyalty card. They will also have access to the fruit and vegetable promotions that include discount pricing and SNAP-Ed programming (e.g., in-store cooking classes, tours, and healthy food self-labeling system) to educate and support the purchasing behaviors of SNAP-eligible families.
    Other Name: Mas Fresco
  • Other: Financial Incentive: Middle
    Participants in this group will receive an additional $20/month to use towards the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. They will be able to access these dollars through an electronic wallet (e-wallet) that is tied to their customer loyalty card. They will also have access to the fruit and vegetable promotions that include discount pricing and SNAP-Ed programming (e.g., in-store cooking classes, tours, and healthy food self-labeling system) to educate and support the purchasing behaviors of SNAP-eligible families.
    Other Name: Mas Fresco
  • Other: Financial Incentive: Low
    Participants in this group will receive an additional $10/month to use towards the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. They will be able to access these dollars through an electronic wallet (e-wallet) that is tied to their customer loyalty card. They will also have access to the fruit and vegetable promotions that include discount pricing and SNAP-Ed programming (e.g., in-store cooking classes, tours, and healthy food self-labeling system) to educate and support the purchasing behaviors of SNAP-eligible families.
    Other Name: Mas Fresco
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: $40/month
    Financial incentives: Participants will be randomized to receive $40/month in incentive dollars for the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. Purchasing behaviors will be tracked.
    Intervention: Other: Financial Incentive: High
  • Active Comparator: $20/month
    Financial Incentives: Participants will be randomized to receive $20/month in incentive dollars for the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. Purchasing behaviors will be tracked.
    Intervention: Other: Financial Incentive: Middle
  • Active Comparator: $10/month
    Financial Incentives: Participants will be randomized to receive $10/month in incentive dollars for the purchase of SNAP eligible fruits and vegetables. Purchasing behaviors will be tracked.
    Intervention: Other: Financial Incentive: Low
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Recruiting
Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: November 24, 2016)
3780
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Estimated Study Completion Date  ICMJE May 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date May 2021   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Northgate Gonzalez Market customer who currently receives SNAP benefits and has a valid EBT card
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Speaks and reads in English or Spanish
  • Shops at the selected Northgate Gonzalez Market regularly, at least two times per month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Does not receive SNAP benefits
  • Unable to complete surveys in English or Spanish
  • Another immediate family member living in the same household is already recruited into the study
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE Yes
Contacts  ICMJE
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT02976389
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 2016-70025-25247
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Data will be shared with USDA on a quarterly basis. Data will include number of participants recruited, amount of incentive dollars used. USDA will determine when this data will be released
Responsible Party Kay Rhee, University of California, San Diego
Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of California, San Diego
Collaborators  ICMJE
  • The California Endowment
  • The Ecology Center
  • Center for Good Food Purchasing
  • Northgate Gonzalez Markets
  • Latino Health Access
  • California Department of Health Services
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Investigators  ICMJE Not Provided
PRS Account University of California, San Diego
Verification Date July 2019

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