Evaluation of California's SB 19 Pupil Nutrition Act

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
California Department of Education
The California Endowment
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00067847
First received: August 28, 2003
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
  Purpose

Four California school districts will be randomized to early implementation of California's SB 19 Pupil Nutrition Act or to business as usual. Over 5000 4th, 5th and 7th graders will be evaluated at baseline, 4-month, and 16-month follow-up in order to determine if the SB 19 nutrition and physical activity policies have had an impact on students' risk of excess body weight. The impact of early implementation of SB 19 on academic achievement will also be assessed.


Condition Intervention
Obesity
Behavioral: State-directed nutrition policy change

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
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: 5020
Study Start Date: July 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2004
Detailed Description:

Four California school districts will be randomized to early implementation of California's SB 19 Pupil Nutrition Act or to business as usual.

The nutrition provisions in SB19 include assuring that NO elementary school sells carbonated beverages at any time and that no middle schools sell carbonated beverages until after the end of the lunch hour each day. The nutrition provisions also include some restrictions on the sale of high-fat, high-sugar snack foods as well as encouragement to make fruits and vegetables more available to students. The legislation further encourages school districts to invest more heavily in providing students with opportunities to be physically active. High schools are NOT affected by this legislation.

Over 5000 4th, 5th, and 7th graders from 28 schools will be evaluated at baseline, 4-month and 16-month follow-up in order to determine if the SB 19 nutrition and physical activity policies have had an impact on students' risk of excess body weight. The principal outcome measure is sex- and age-adjusted BMI percentile as determined from the CDC growthchart percentiles. Other measures include waist circumference, time to complete one mile run/walk, and blood pressure.

The impact of early implementation of SB 19 on academic achievement will also be assessed, using students' standardized math and language arts achievement test scores.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

healthy 4th, 5th or 7th graders able to fill out a 30-minute questionnaire in English and able to participate in aerobic physical activity.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00067847

Locations
United States, California
WestEd-Los Alamitos & UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Los Angeles, California, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Berkeley
California Department of Education
The California Endowment
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William J McCarthy, Ph.D. WestEd-Los Alamitos & UCLA Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00067847     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ECSB19PNA (completed)
Study First Received: August 28, 2003
Last Updated: January 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
obesity
food policy
physical fitness (Respiratory Burst)
academic achievement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Obesity
Body Weight
Nutrition Disorders
Overnutrition
Overweight
Signs and Symptoms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 21, 2014