Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition pediatric obesity
Treatments school, family, about eating
Sponsor Colorado State University
Collaborator Penn State University
Start date July 2012
End date July 2017
Trial size 2640 participants
Trial identifier NCT02491294, 12-3278H

Summary

Fuel for Fun: Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play (FFF), is an integrated research, extension, and education project targeting 4th grade students. Its long-term goal of reducing the risk of childhood obesity will be addressed by promoting healthful food and activity environments, policies and behaviors through: 1) building and testing the efficacy of a 4th grade comprehensive school- and family-based intervention, 2) applying it to an after-school setting to broaden its reach, and, 3) disseminating both versions through outreach.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model factorial assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
Arm
(Experimental)
Students whose schools are randomized to this condition only receive the classroom, cafeteria and SPARK active recess components
school
students receive Cooking With Kids (CWK) - Colorado cooking & tasting lessons, SPARK active recess, and Cafeteria Connections
(Experimental)
Students whose schools are randomized to this condition receive the classroom, cafeteria and SPARK active recess components and the family component (family nights, parent blog and action packs)
school
students receive Cooking With Kids (CWK) - Colorado cooking & tasting lessons, SPARK active recess, and Cafeteria Connections
family
students receive the FFF family component - family nights, parent blog, and action packs that go home after each CWK-Colorado lesson
(Experimental)
Students whose schools are randomized to this condition only receive the classroom, cafeteria and SPARK active recess components and their parents are invited to participate in the online 6 lesson About Eating program.
school
students receive Cooking With Kids (CWK) - Colorado cooking & tasting lessons, SPARK active recess, and Cafeteria Connections
about eating
parents who completed the parent survey are invited to access the 6 lesson online About Eating program
(Experimental)
students whose schools are randomized to this condition receive the classroom, cafeteria and SPARK active recess components and the family component (family nights, parent blog and action packs) and their parents are invited to participate in the online 6 lesson About Eating program.
school
students receive Cooking With Kids (CWK) - Colorado cooking & tasting lessons, SPARK active recess, and Cafeteria Connections
family
students receive the FFF family component - family nights, parent blog, and action packs that go home after each CWK-Colorado lesson
about eating
parents who completed the parent survey are invited to access the 6 lesson online About Eating program
(No Intervention)
students and their parents in all schools during cohort 1 and 4 (and Ponderosa students in cohort 3) are tested but provided no intervention

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Change in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption at School Lunch
time frame: assessed 4 times each 9-month school year; once prior to intervention beginning (i.e., September), approximately 10 weeks and then 20 weeks later, and finally once after the intervention ends (i.e., May).
Change in Student Activity Level
time frame: assessed 3 times over 1 year; initially prior to the intervention beginning (i.e., September), a 2nd time once the intervention ends (i.e., May), and then again at the beginning of the following school year (i.e., September)

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Body Mass Index
time frame: assessed 3 times over 1 year; initially prior to the intervention beginning (i.e., September), a 2nd time once the intervention ends (i.e., May), and then again at the beginning of the following school year (i.e., September)

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 7 years up to 12 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - all students enrolled in participating classrooms are invited to participate Exclusion Criteria:

Additional Information

Official title Cooking With Kids 2.0: Plus Parents and Play
Description Fuel for Fun: Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play (FFF) is based on existing, evidence-based components: the experiential Cooking with Kids curriculum, the SPARK Active Recreation program; principles of behavioral economics in school cafeterias and homes; the online About Eating 5-lesson module based on eating competence concepts, and a family-based FFF component specifically designed for this intervention. Each component addresses policy and environment in addition to behavior change at school and home. The main research project - school-based FFF - will be implemented in 8 low-to-moderate income schools for two years using an asynchronous design that allows for assessment of the school-based program alone and in combination with both parent programs. Changes in fruit and vegetable intake (measured by self-report, cafeteria plate waste) and activity levels (measured by self-report and accelerometry) are primary outcomes, with measured BMI as a secondary outcome. Subsequent studies will involve the development of an after-school version and adoption of FFF by other districts. University students will gain valuable research experience and school and Extension educators will receive important childhood obesity prevention training. The project's long term goal is consistent with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) goal of improving the nation's nutrition and health by promoting the development of healthy eating and activity habits in children.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Colorado State University.