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Hip Hop Nutrition Education for Improving Children's Health Behaviors

Led By Olajide A. Williams, MD
Research Sponsored by Columbia University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up within year5 of the study
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Study Summary

This trial is testing an integrative approach to teaching 5th grade children menu board calorie literacy and providing strategies to improve food purchasing behaviors.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for 5th grade students enrolled in the New York Edge after school program. To participate, they need internet at home and a working phone line. They must speak English and not have any major psychiatric or medical conditions that could impact their participation.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests an integrative Hip Hop Nutrition-Math Curriculum aimed at teaching calorie literacy using menu boards, improving food purchasing behaviors, and encouraging kids to share health messages with parents through 'Child Mediated Health Communication'.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves educational interventions rather than medical treatments, traditional physical side effects are not applicable. However, participants may experience changes in behavior or attitudes towards nutrition.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~within year5 of the study
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and within year5 of the study for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Number of students with positive behavior change at Food Sales
Secondary outcome measures
Menu Board Calorie Literacy Score
Parental Nutritional Knowledge Score
Other outcome measures
Exploratory Outcome Measures: BMI Percentiles

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: Group 2: Hip Hop Nutrition-Math CurriculumExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The intervention group will receive an tailored program for ten weeks, meeting twice a week.
Group II: Group 1: Food Explorers ProgramActive Control1 Intervention
The control group will receive the usual care for nutrition program provided by the schools, called Food Explorers. The group will also be conducted ten weeks, meeting twice a week.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)NIH
579 Previous Clinical Trials
10,375,822 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Health Behaviors
1,210 Patients Enrolled for Health Behaviors
Columbia UniversityLead Sponsor
1,431 Previous Clinical Trials
2,460,271 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Health Behaviors
141 Patients Enrolled for Health Behaviors
Olajide A. Williams, MDPrincipal InvestigatorColumbia University

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the participant capacity for this clinical experiment?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov's records show that this experiment was first posted on July 1st 2019 and is actively seeking participants for enrollment. This research will include 560 individuals from a single centre."

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Are researchers currently enrolling participants in this research effort?

"Clinicaltrials.gov attests that, as of this moment, the recruitment for this trial is in progress. It was first made available on January 7th 2019 and has been edited most recently on August 2nd 2021."

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What type of individuals are best suited for this clinical trial?

"This trial is recruiting 560 school-aged children between 9 and 12 years old with existing health behaviors. Additionally, these patients must be part of the 5th grade cohort at New york Edge afterschool program."

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Are the participants of this experiment restricted to individuals younger than a certain age?

"This investigation will accept pediatric patients aged 9 to 12. In addition, there are 25 clinical trials available for minors and 53 studies dedicated to elderly individuals."

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~90 spots leftby Apr 2025