The Impact of the "Nutrition Enrichment and Healthy Living Model" ( NEHLM) on Diet Quality, Physical Activity and Dental Health Among Children From Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Families in Beer Sheva
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatments||life-style intervention, physical activity only|
|Sponsor||Soroka University Medical Center|
|Start date||September 2008|
|End date||December 2009|
|Trial size||258 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01071551, SOR471208CTIL|
Childhood socioeconomic status (SES) is related to poor physical health, obesity, elevated cardiovascular risk factors and iron deficiency anemia. We plan to offer a comprehensive framework allowing the "Nutrition Enrichment and Healthy Living Model" (NEHLM) among a low SES Kindergarten children. The model offered is designed to take into account the current economic status of the child's family. We shall conduct a randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of the intervention.
Our main objective:
To compare the influence of the intervention on changes in food consumption, physical activity and ,and caries rates in the children in kindergartens where it is applied versus the control kindergartens.
The research hypothesis:
Integrative Nutrition Enrichment and Healthy Living Model (NEHLM) will improve health behaviors among children and parents in comparison to control intervention (physical activity only).
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Children's weight and Height
time frame: Baseline, post intervention and at 4 months post intervention termination
Caries rate (DMFT score)
time frame: Baseline, post intervention
Male or female participants from 48 months up to 84 months old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Kindergarten children aged 4-7 Children from kindergartens defined as Low- SES population (by local municipality) - Children whose parents agree to participate in the research Exclusion Criteria: - Children who suffer from any chronic disease - Children who suffer from developmental problems - Children who participate in a weight reduction treatment or program - Children or parents who have any psychiatric problem or diagnosis
|Official title||The Impact of the "Nutrition Enrichment and Healthy Living Model" ( NEHLM) on Diet Quality.|
|Principal investigator||Natalya Bilenko, MD, M.PH|
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