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Impact Study of Minnesota SNAP-Ed Health and Nutrition Education Programs (SNAP-Ed)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01918020
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 7, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 4, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Brief Summary:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-Ed) is a national initiative with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of low income families. University of Minnesota Extension every year offers nearly 4000 educational events, serving approximately 70,000 Minnesotans through the program. Extension is conducting an impact study to determine program effectiveness and assess sustained changes of participants and their families that can be directly attributed to programming on a larger and methodically sound scale.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Child Behavioral: Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! Behavioral: Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! delayed Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 796 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact Study of Minnesota SNAP-Ed Health and Nutrition Education Programs
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies!
This group will receive nutrition education to learn about fruits and vegetables and physical activities right from the start of the experiment.
Behavioral: Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies!
Fruits and Vegetables
Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! delayed
This group will only receive nutrition education about 4 months after the experiment starts.
Behavioral: Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! delayed
Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! delayed



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess changes in adiposity level among the program participants indicated by BMI measurements. [ Time Frame: We will assess BMI in the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 12th month ]
    We assess BMI of participants by using standardized stadiometers and weighing scales to attain weights and heights. Birthdates and sex of program participants were also acquired. Then, using the information of their birthdates, weight and heights, BMI percentile and BMI will be computed and analyzed.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess changes of fruit and vegetable intake and among program participants. [ Time Frame: We will measure the changes of fruits and vegetable intakes in the 1st month (baseline), 3rd month, 7th month, and 12th month ]
    We use fruits and vegetables frequency retrospective questions and "A day in the life" survey to assess the fruits and vegetable intake. Composite values of these two measures will decide the levels of changes in intakes.

  2. To assess changes of physical activity levels among program participants. [ Time Frame: We will measure the changes of physical activity level in the 1st month (baseline), 3rd month, 7th month, and 12th month ]
    We use Yamax Digiwalker (SW700) pedometer, physical activity questions, and parent proxy surveys to assess the physical activity levels. Composite values of all measures will be computed to determine the levels of change.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Third grade elementary students
  • Schools that are eligible for SNAP ED funding (have more than 50% students received free/reduced lunch)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other grade elementary students
  • Schools that are not eligible for SNAP ED funding

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01918020


Locations
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, 55108
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: G. Ali Hurtado, Doctorate University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development

Responsible Party: University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01918020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 21481
First Posted: August 7, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute:
Fruit
Vegetables
Motor Activity