Reducing the Use of Sugar by School Lunch Cooks in Public Schools
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Reducing the Use and the Consumption of Sugar by School Lunch Cooks in Public Schools: a Cluster Randomized Trial|
- Sugar intake [ Time Frame: 10 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Reducing added sugar in the schools meals by school lunch cooks and in their sugar intake.
|Study Start Date:||March 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Nutritional education||
Other: Nutritional education
A nutritional education program was carried out during seven months of one school year aiming to reduce added sugar in school meals by the school lunch cooks and in their own consumption.
All women in the intervention group participated in three sections about sugar consumption and one section on food labeling, as well as recipes competition of with reducing sugar.
Printed material and gifts, such as mugs, refrigerator magnets and small purses with the logo of the campaign were given to the participants.
All sections of education were delivered in the schools. The activities required 20 to 30 minutes and were facilitated by trained research assistants. Printed instructions and orientations on the facilitation process supported the assistants' efforts.
|No Intervention: Control||
The control group received only three one-hour general sessions on health issues.
Other Name: General sessions on health issues
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01267474
|Rio de Janeiro State University|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20550-900|
|Principal Investigator:||Rosely Sichieri, PhD||Rio de Janeiro State University|