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Market to MyPlate: Investigating the Impact of a Nutrition and Hands-On Cooking Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04240782
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2020
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brief Summary:
Recent peer-reviewed research indicates that low-income families are at higher risk for unhealthy dietary intake and associated poor health outcomes. Interventions that teach individuals from low-income families about cooking and healthy eating are warranted to improve overall dietary behaviors. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Market to MyPlate Program on participants' reported cooking, shopping, and dietary behaviors using a cluster randomized trial design, where class cohorts are randomly assigned to education with produce allocations, education only, or control conditions. A secondary aim is to collect program feedback and better understand facilitators and barriers to farmer's market use and food waste reduction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Cooking Frequency Behavioral: Nutrition and hands on cooking classes for parents and their children Behavioral: Produce allocations Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Market to MyPlate: A Cluster Randomized Trial Investigating the Impact of a Nutrition and Hands-On Cooking Intervention on Dietary, Cooking, and Shopping Behaviors
Actual Study Start Date : June 11, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 1, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : November 1, 2018

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Education with Produce Allocations
Participants will attend nutrition education and hands-on cooking classes with weekly produce allocations from a local farm.
Behavioral: Nutrition and hands on cooking classes for parents and their children
The adults and children will learn how to prepare the fresh produce during an age appropriate, evidence-based, family cooking school. The class will provide participants with a no-cost, low-risk incentive to try new vegetables, and will empower them to build healthier lives through nutrient-rich, locally sourced meals. Participants will also receive nutrition education and information on how they can integrate local produce into their food budget. One of the class sessions will focus solely on how to budget for healthy food, comparison shop, and make the most of their food dollars. Participants will learn how to use their SNAP benefits at local farmers markets.

Behavioral: Produce allocations
Participants will also receive a produce allocation from a local farm during each session of the class.

Experimental: Education only
Participants will attend nutrition education and hands-on cooking classes (with produce coupons provided after intervention).
Behavioral: Nutrition and hands on cooking classes for parents and their children
The adults and children will learn how to prepare the fresh produce during an age appropriate, evidence-based, family cooking school. The class will provide participants with a no-cost, low-risk incentive to try new vegetables, and will empower them to build healthier lives through nutrient-rich, locally sourced meals. Participants will also receive nutrition education and information on how they can integrate local produce into their food budget. One of the class sessions will focus solely on how to budget for healthy food, comparison shop, and make the most of their food dollars. Participants will learn how to use their SNAP benefits at local farmers markets.

No Intervention: Control group
Participants will receive a delayed intervention once the study period is over.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Self-reported vegetable consumption [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
    Survey asks participants to self-report how frequently they consume fruits and vegetables.

  2. self-reported shopping behaviors [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
    Survey asks participants to self-report how frequently they compare food prices, make shopping lists, and plan meals before grocery shopping.

  3. self-reported cooking behaviors [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ]
    Survey asks participants to self-report how frequently they cook dinner at home.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recruited from SNAP-Ed eligible site (site where the majority of participants are eligible for US food assistance programs)
  • Must be 18 years or older, or parent of any age with child(ren) to participate in data collection (all ages including children could participate in intervention)

Exclusion Criteria:

• Participated in an Extension nutrition education program in the last year


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04240782


Locations
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United States, Illinois
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois, United States, 61801
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Responsible Party: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04240782    
Other Study ID Numbers: 17806
First Posted: January 27, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2020
Last Verified: December 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No