This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions dietary habits, physical activity
Treatments sipsmarter, movemore
Sponsor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collaborator University of Kansas
Start date July 2011
End date December 2014
Trial size 304 participants
Trial identifier NCT02193009, R01CA154364


The primary aim of this pragmatic randomized-controlled trial was to determine the effectiveness of a scalable 6-month intervention aimed at decreasing SSB consumption (SIPsmartER) when compared to a matched contact physical activity promotion control group (MoveMore).

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Aimed at decreasing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption
6-month behavioral trial
(Active Comparator)
Aimed at physical activity promotion
6 month behavioral trial

Primary Outcomes

Change from Baseline in Kilocalories of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages at 6 months
time frame: baseline, 6-months

Secondary Outcomes

Change from Baseline in Minutes of Physical Activity at 6 months
time frame: baseline, 6-months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Inclusion criteria included English-speaking adults >18 years of age, who consume >200 SSB kcals/day, self-report no contraindications for physical activity, and have regular access to a telephone. Exclusion Criteria: - To minimize potential confounds, only one member per household is eligible to enroll and individuals cannot be concurrently enrolled in a Cooperative Extension program because these programs focus on improving nutrition.

Additional Information

Official title SipSmarter: A Nutrition Literacy Approach to Reducing Sugary Beverages
Principal investigator Jamie M Zoellner, PhD, RD
Description The primary aim of this application targeting at-risk residents from rural southwest Virginia counties is to: 1. Determine the effectiveness of SIPsmart and SIPsmartER at decreasing SSB consumption when compared to a matched contact control group targeting walking behaviors. The secondary aims are to: 1. Explore causal pathways through which changes in SSB attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control influence behavioral intentions and SSB consumption, and the extent to which changes in SSB consumption are mediated by changes in nutrition numeracy and nutrition-related media literacy. 2. Determine the reach and representativeness, adoption feasibility, degree to which the intervention was implemented as intended (and associated costs), and the maintenance of behavior changes 6 and 12 months post intervention (i.e., 18 months from baseline) when compared to control. 3. Assess intervention impacts on body weight. An exploratory aim is to: 1. Assess intervention impacts on a 13C biomarker, a new non-invasive biomarker fingerstick technique for added sugar intake, and evaluate the changes in this biomarker over time.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.