Turn up the HEAT - Healthy Eating and Activity Time in Summer Day Camps
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|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|
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.
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Changes in percentage of children meeting 60min of MVPA
time frame: Year 1 - Year 4
Change in percentage of children bringing/consuming healthy foods/beverages
time frame: Year 1 - Year 4
Male or female participants from 6 years up to 14 years old.
- 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.
- 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)
|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|
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