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Columbia, South Carolina 29208


Purpose:

The goal of this study is to examine if exposure to vegan soul food restaurants can increase African American adults' perceived benefits of consuming plant-based foods more so than standard guidelines. Although the health benefits of vegan diets are well documented, many people are reluctant to commit to a vegan diet long term. Various issues like food preparation, a lack of social support, or other barriers are often mentioned as reasons why people can't be vegan. This study will (1) find out if short term exposure (i.e. 3 weeks) to culturally tailored curriculum focusing on the health benefits of consuming plant-based foods increases African American adults' perceptions of adopting a vegan diet. And (2) if eating out a few times a week at vegan soul food restaurants can further increase African American adults' perceived benefits of a vegan than having to prepare all meals at home.


Study summary:

The goal of this study is to examine if exposure to vegan soul food restaurants can increase African American adults' perceived benefits of consuming plant-based foods more so than standard guidelines. Although the health benefits of vegan diets are well documented, many people are reluctant to commit to a vegan diet long term. Various issues like food preparation, a lack of social support, or other barriers are often mentioned as reasons why people can't be vegan. This study will (1) find out if short term exposure (i.e. 3 weeks) to culturally tailored curriculum focusing on the health benefits of consuming plant-based foods increases African American adults' perceptions of adopting a vegan diet. And (2) if eating out a few times a week at vegan soul food restaurants can further increase African American adults' perceived benefits of a vegan than having to prepare all meals at home. Study participants will receive counseling and informational materials from a trained research assistant to follow a vegan diet for 3 weeks. Participants will be randomly assigned to either a standard group or a restaurant group. The standard group will receive gift cards to shop at local super markets. The restaurant group will receive gift cards to eat out a few times a week at local vegan soul food restaurants. Changes in individuals' perceived benefits and barriers to consuming plant-based foods will be assessed with a validated survey at baseline and at the end of the 3 week period.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Self-identify as African American - Be between the ages of 18-65 years - Live in the Columbia, SC/Midlands area - Be able to attend all meetings with the study coordinator - Be willing to be randomized to either condition Exclusion Criteria: - Currently following a vegan diet - Under the age of 18 years old - Over the age of 65 years old - Not willing to attend meetings with the study coordinator - Not willing to be randomized to either condition


NCT ID:

NCT03565718


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Brie Turner-McGrievy
University of Southern California


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Columbia, South Carolina 29208
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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