Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition childhood obesity
Treatment healthy eating and physical activity
Sponsor University of South Carolina
Start date January 2015
End date August 2018
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02161809, 1R01HD079372-01A1

Summary

The investigators long-term goal is to increase the number of Summer Day Camps (SDC) that meet the National Afterschool Association Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards. The objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of a multi-component intervention designed to increase children's PA levels and improve the quality of lunches and snacks children consume in SDCs. The HEPA intervention is designed to target children, parents, staff, program leaders, and the SDC environment and uses a train-the-trainer model with SDC leaders to train their staff to deliver and integrate the intervention into routine practice. In the proposed study, the investigators will evaluate these HEPA strategies, using a 4-year randomized controlled trial with 20 SDCs. An important feature of the study will be the evaluation of maintenance of the intervention after the removal of research support (e.g., training, boosters) during the final year, as well as costs associated with implementation.

The investigators hypothesize that intervention SDCs will achieve significantly greater increases in HEPA, compared to control SDCs. The investigators expect the study to support the cost-effectiveness and maintenance of our strategies for promoting HEPA that will facilitate SDCs meeting newly-established HEPA standards for this setting.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Experimental)
This arm (10 summer day camps) will receive the Physical Activity intervention the first year and both healthy eating and physical activity the second and thrid years.
healthy eating and physical activity HEPA
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) intervention aims to increase the quality of foods and beverages and physical activity opportunities in summer day camps. Through staff-level training, physical activity opportunities are modified to provide children with a substantial amount of meaningful physical activity. Through working with foods service providers, changes to the types of foods and beverages served will be made.
(Other)
This arm (10 summer day camps) will receive the Healthy Eating intervention the first year and both healthy eating and physical activity the second and thrid years.
healthy eating and physical activity HEPA
The Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) intervention aims to increase the quality of foods and beverages and physical activity opportunities in summer day camps. Through staff-level training, physical activity opportunities are modified to provide children with a substantial amount of meaningful physical activity. Through working with foods service providers, changes to the types of foods and beverages served will be made.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Changes in percentage of children meeting 60min of MVPA
time frame: Year 1 - Year 4

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Change in percentage of children bringing/consuming healthy foods/beverages
time frame: Year 1 - Year 4

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 years up to 14 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Summer Day camps will be eligible if: - They operate for at least 10 weeks during the summer - They do not have any primary focus such as sports, art, or tutoring (must be a general camp) - Enrollment is at least 40 campers - Operation hours are at least 8 hours. Exclusion Criteria: - Children will be unable to wear an activity monitor if experience any physical and/or orthopedic impairment that limits the child's ability to participate in regular PA (e.g., wheelchair user)

Additional Information

Official title Turn up the HEAT - Healthy Eating and Activity Time in Summer Day Camps
Principal investigator Michael W Beets, PhD
Description The investigators aim to: Evaluate the impact of the HEPA interventions on: 1.) The proportion of children meeting the PA Standard (i.e., ≥60min MVPA/d) while attending summer day camp; 2.) The proportion of foods (e.g., fruit, vegetable, water) children and staff bring and consume at the summer day camp that meet the HE Standards; and 3/) Changes in children's age-sex specific BMI percentile from the start to end of summer Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the HEPA intervention Evaluate the maintenance of the HEPA intervention in summer day camps
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of South Carolina.