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Supplementary Food on Prevention of Moderate Malnutrition in 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: NCT02572258
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 8, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
PepsiCo Global R&D

Brief Summary:

The study will evaluate the impact of a supplementary food (cookies) in preventing the risk of developing moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in preschool mildly malnourished children.

Children will be divided in two groups; one will received the cookie plus 12 educative sessions and the other just the educative program. The study will last 12 months

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) Other: Nutritional cookie Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1048 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: The Effect of Supplementary Food Cookies on Prevention of Moderate Malnutrition in Preschool Children in Rural Mexico
Actual Study Start Date : September 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malnutrition

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Nutritional oats cookie and educational session
Nutritional cookie with oats and nuts
Other: Nutritional cookie
No Intervention: Educational session only

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight (kg) for height (cm) Z-score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Weight (kg) gains [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  2. height (cm) for age (months) Z-score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  3. weight (kg) for age (months) Z-score [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  4. Mid-upper arm circumference (cm) (MUAC) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  5. height (cm) gains [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (2-5 years old), who are from low socioeconomic classes (E and D classes)
  • reside in rural areas, and with WHZ- between > -3 and ≤ -2, and
  • informed consent given by the subject's mother or caregiver

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Severe acute malnutrition (HAZ, WAZ and WHZ-scores ≤-3) based on the 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) reference values (24)
  • Vitamin A deficiency (softening, ulceration, cloudiness of the cornea, and dryness of the conjunctivitis), and iodine deficiency (visible goiter)
  • (3 or more episodes of loose/liquid stools/per day and lasted more than 24-hours), fever (high temperature that lasted more than 24 hours as reported by the mother/caregiver), and respiratory infections (coughing and/or runny nose that last more than 24 hours).
  • Current consumption of other supplementary foods.
  • Peanut or other ingredient allergy based on prior report. If some direct family member is allergic to peanuts, child would not be enrolled.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02572258

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Un Kilo de Ayuda
Colonia Lomas De Chapultepec, Distrito Federal, Mexico, 11000
Sponsors and Collaborators
PepsiCo Global R&D
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Principal Investigator: Juan Talavera, PhD Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México
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Responsible Party: PepsiCo Global R&D Identifier: NCT02572258    
Other Study ID Numbers: PEP-1410
First Posted: October 8, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2018
Last Verified: September 2018
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders