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TARGet Kids!: Measuring Nutrition in Young Preschool Children in the Primary Care Practice Setting (TARGetKids!)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01869530
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 5, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 9, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Catherine Birken, The Hospital for Sick Children

Brief Summary:

TARGet Kids! (The Applied Research Group for Kids) is a research study enrolling healthy children aged 0-5 years. The aim of the TARGet Kids! registry is to link early life exposures to health problems including obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and developmental problems.

TARGet Kids! represents an innovative collaboration between child health researchers and children's primary care doctors (pediatricians and family physicians) to promote research that really matters and create solutions to some of the today's biggest health concerns. The results of this collaborative research study are not only improving the quality of children's healthcare but also the health of children across the country. Coordinated by Sick Kids and St. Michael's Hospital with data management services by the Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), TARGet Kids! is the only primary care research network for children in Canada.

Condition or disease
Nutritional Disorders Obesity Development

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 14000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years
Actual Study Start Date : July 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2030
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2030

Healthy children

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: 10 years (yearly measurements) ]
    Change in BMI over a 10 year follow-up period

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Nutrition [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Nutritional risk

  2. Development [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Child development

  3. Mental Health [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Mental Health

  4. Lifestyle Factors [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Assessment of Lifestyle Factors that contribute to health

  5. Child Behavior [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Child behavior

  6. Social Determinants [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Social determinants of health

  7. Education [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Nutritional factors affects on education

  8. Parenting [ Time Frame: Yearly measurements ]
    Parenting styles

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 5 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children are recruited from 12 pediatric and family medicine primary care practices in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Birth to less than 6 years of age
  • Parental consent
  • Attending a TARGet Kids! research network practice

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic illness with the exception of asthma

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01869530

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Contact: Catherine Birken, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC 416-813-7654 ext 302129
Contact: Dalah Mason, MPH 416-813-7654 ext 302129

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Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Contact: Jonathon Maguire, MD, MSc, FRCPC    416-919-3462   
Principal Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Hospital for Sick Children Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Contact: Catherine Birken, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC    416-813-7654 ext 301544   
Contact: Dalah Mason, MPH    416-813-7654 ext 302129   
Principal Investigator: Catherine S Birken, MD, MSc         
Sub-Investigator: Patricia C Parkin, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jonathon L Maguire, MD, MSc         
Canada, Quebec
Melville Pediatric Center Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Patricia Li, MD         
Contact: Elise Mok, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hospital for Sick Children

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: Catherine Birken, Staff Paediatrician, The Hospital for Sick Children Identifier: NCT01869530    
Other Study ID Numbers: 1000012436
First Posted: June 5, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 9, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Nutrition Disorders