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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140


Purpose:

To develop and evaluate the efficacy of Feeding Fun and Families (FFF), a nutrition education intervention for low-income mothers emphasizing authoritative food parenting skills, on preschool aged children's energy intakes from solid fats and added sugars (SoFAS), using a randomized controlled trial conducted in a clinic-based setting. FFF will result in lower child SoFAS intakes compared to a no-treatment control group at the end of the 12 week intervention (primary outcome), adjusted for baseline values.


Study summary:

Feeding Fun and Families (FFF) taught mothers authoritative parenting skills for reducing children's exposure to and intake of daily energy from SoFAS. FFF was developed and rigorously testing a contextually sensitive, state-of-the art nutrition education program for low-income mothers emphasizing parenting skills. This project represents the first systematic research to translate, from bench-to-bedside, the basic behavioral science on child portion size to clinic-based and then community level nutrition education programming. FFF is a nutrition education intervention emphasizing the "hows" of parenting around feeding young children. Authoritative parenting strategies will target the family food environment, mothers' own eating behaviors, and their child feeding practices. Based on previous research, strategies will attempt to reduce SoFAS portions offered to children by reducing the size of dishware (e.g. cups, bowls, plates) used to serve children and used by children to eat, reducing portion sizes of amorphous (e.g. pasta) and unit foods (e.g. juice box) served to children, and encourage feeding practices that provide structure and autonomy support. The primary outcome, measured at baseline and at the end of the 12 week intervention, children's energy intake of discretionary calories from SoFAS. Formative qualitative research was used to guide the development of FFF in a manner consistent with low-income mothers' parenting goals and responsive to their socioeconomic constraints. The FFF intervention was tested the "proof of concept" (i.e. efficacy) by evaluating an intensive version of the intervention in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). The findings were used to translate FFF for delivery by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) educators in urban communities of VA (VA), with the potential of being disseminated nationwide through the SNAP-Ed program. Specific objectives were: 1. Phase I: Qualitatively understand the contextual factors (i.e. psychosocial, economic, structural) that will support mothers' acceptance and implementation of environmental and behavioral portion size strategies to decrease SFAS portions among low-income, at-risk preschoolers. 2. Phase II: To develop and evaluate the efficacy of the FFF obesity prevention nutrition education program for low-income mothers of preschoolers emphasizing behavioral and environmental parenting strategies around portion size in a clinic-based setting. • FFF will result in lower child SoFAS intakes compared to a no-treatment control group at the end of the 12 week intervention (primary outcome), adjusted for baseline values 3. Phase III: To translate the FFF program for delivery in SNAP-ED to mothers of preschool aged children.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - has a child that is 3-5 y at enrollment (up to 66 mo) - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible - 18 y or older - self-reported comfort with spoken and written English Exclusion Criteria: - child has a restrictive diet - child has a severe food allergies - child has a chronic illness or medication that influences intake/growth - sever psychosocial impairment - non-English speakers


NCT ID:

NCT03646201


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jennifer O Fisher, Ph.D
Temple University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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