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Family-Based Nutrition Intervention for Latino Children

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00224887
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : July 24, 2008
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:

Primary Hypothesis Children whose mothers receive the FBC sessions will have significantly lower BMI one year after the intervention compared to control group children whose families receive an active placebo control.

Secondary Hypotheses In families that receive the FBC, household availability of fruits and vegetables will increase, and availability of high fat foods will decrease, as measured by multiple household food inventories, compared to control group families exposed to an active placebo intervention.

Household level of food security, mothers' food purchase motives and family food interaction will influence the effects of the FBC on household food supplies.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Heart Diseases Behavioral: In home nutrition counseling Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : September 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 9 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

The inclusion criteria for the study are:

  1. Ethnicity: Mother is of Mexican descent and identifies with the Mexican-American community.
  2. Age: Child is between 6 and 9 years 11.9 months old.
  3. Family lives in the San Jose area
  4. Family does not plan to move out of the area within the next 12 months.

The exclusion criteria for the study are:

  1. Metabolic disease/syndrome associated with obesity.
  2. Diabetes
  3. Chronic gastro-intestinal disease
  4. Chronic renal disease
  5. Heart disease
  6. Eating disorders
  7. Aids/HIV infection
  8. Use of steroids
  9. Use of insulin injections
  10. Use of oral antidiabetic agents
  11. Use of thyroid hormones
  12. Use of growth hormones
  13. Other diseases or use of other medications that may impact growth based on Dr. Mendoza's assessment.
  14. Family shares food with 2 other families with children under the age of 12.

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00224887    
Other Study ID Numbers: 320
First Posted: September 23, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 24, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases