Dismantling the U.S. Social Norm of the "Kids' Food" Archetype (REACH Project)

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Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Environmental Exposure
Food Selection

Treatments

Behavioral: Arts-based Ultra-processed Food Nutrition Education
Behavioral: Conventional Ultra-processed Food Nutrition Education

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06266533
Pro2023002473

Details and patient eligibility

About

This project is the first stage of a health promotion campaign to shift social norms about marketing and feeding children ultra-processed foods. Embedded within a longitudinal ethnographic study using photo-elicitation techniques, mothers of preschool-age children will be randomly assigned to arts-based or traditional education about ultra-processed food.

Full description

At baseline, describe how mothers of preschool-age children characterize food for children in their home and local environment and describe their knowledge of ultra-processed food. To test different ways of providing nutrition education for increasing knowledge about children's nutrition and ultra-processed foods. Hypothesis: Both groups will correctly identify more ultra-processed foods post-education. To learn in depth from mothers of preschool children about their perceptions of the food environmental culture (markets, advertising, health messaging, community norms, cultural norms, social norms) in Newark, NJ, through a series of focus group discussions about the mothers' photographs of the local food environment pre and post project.

Enrollment

38 estimated patients

Sex

Female

Ages

18 to 85 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • English-speaking
  • African American or Black or bi-racial or multi-racial African American and Black mothers
  • >18 years
  • Female
  • Legal guardian of a preschool-age child (3-5 years) participating in the Leaguers, Inc.

Head Start programming.

Exclusion criteria

  • Spanish-speaking
  • Other racial and ethnic groups
  • Fathers

Trial design

Primary purpose

Prevention

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

38 participants in 2 patient groups

Conventional Nutrition Education
Active Comparator group
Description:
Conventional nutrition education
Treatment:
Behavioral: Conventional Ultra-processed Food Nutrition Education
Arts-based Nutrition Education
Experimental group
Description:
Arts-based nutrition education video production
Treatment:
Behavioral: Arts-based Ultra-processed Food Nutrition Education

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia, EdD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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