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Medical College of Georgia FitKid Project

This study has been completed.
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: June 5, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010

This project will determine whether exposing youths to a "fitogenic" after-school environment that emphasizes vigorous exercise and healthy snacks will have a favorable effect on body composition (i.e., less fat tissue and more lean tissue), cardiovascular fitness and cardiovascular disease risk profile. The environmental intervention will be provided in nine schools in Augusta, Georgia, with another nine schools serving as non-intervention comparison schools. Children in the 3rd grade will be recruited to participate. They will be followed for 3 years, through the 5th grade. Measurements will be made at the beginning and end of each school year. The 2-hour after-school intervention will be offered every school day. It will consist of three components: (1) homework assistance; (2) a healthy snack; and (3) exercise designed to improve skills and fitness.

Condition Intervention Phase
Behavioral: exercise
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Estimated Enrollment: 685

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 9 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

3rd graders in schools chosen to participate.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00061841

United States, Georgia
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia, United States, 30912
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00061841     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FITKID (DK63391) (completed)
Study First Received: June 5, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government processed this record on November 27, 2014