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Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Obesity Intervention (FIT)

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: NCT01385046
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2011
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Information provided by:
Michigan State University

Brief Summary:
Project FIT is a collaboration between the public school system, local health systems, physicians, neighborhood associations, businesses, faith-based leaders, community agencies and university researchers to develop a multi-faceted approach to promote physical activity and healthy eating toward the general goal of preventing and reducing childhood obesity among children in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. There are four overall components to Project FIT: school, community, social marketing, and school staff wellness - all that focus on: 1) increasing access to safe and affordable physical activity and nutrition education opportunities in the schools and surrounding neighborhoods; 2) improving the affordability and availability of nutritious food in the neighborhoods surrounding the schools; 3) improving the knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes and behaviors regarding nutrition and physical activity among school staff, parents and students; 4) impacting the 'culture' of the schools and neighborhoods to incorporate healthful values; and 5) encouraging dialogue among all community partners to leverage existing programs and introduce new ones.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Behavioral: Project Fit Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 403 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Project Fit:a School- and Community-based Intervention to Address Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Among Low-income Elementary School Children
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: physical activity and nutrition Behavioral: Project Fit
physical activity and nutrition education

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical activity measured by pedometer. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Physical activity will be measured with a pedometer worn for 7-day period at the beginning and end of the intervention.

  2. Healthy eating index quantified by the Food Frequency Questionnaire. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    The healthy eating index is a composite measure of diet quality.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Years to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • enrolled in participating school district in grades 1-5.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01385046

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United States, Michigan
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, 49501
Sponsors and Collaborators
Michigan State University
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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Study Chair: Denise Holmes, PhD Michigan State University
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Denise Holmes/Dean of Human Medicine, Michigan State University Identifier: NCT01385046    
Other Study ID Numbers: MSU-123
First Posted: June 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 29, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011
Keywords provided by Michigan State University:
physical inactivity
poor diet
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight