Healthy HomeStyles for Parenting

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
University of Florda, Gainesville, FL
Parenting+8 More
Healthy HomeStyles - Behavioral
All Sexes
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a nutrition education program can help parents shape their home environments to be more supportive of their children's health.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Parenting
  • Home Environment Related Disease
  • Relation, Parent-Child
  • Cognitive Changes
  • Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Children Behavior
  • Obesity, Child

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Healthy HomeStyles will improve 1 primary outcome in patients with Parenting. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline up to follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention).

Week 4
Participant weight-related behaviors

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Eat Healthy Be Active
1 of 2
Healthy HomeStyles
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 300 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Healthy HomeStyles is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Healthy HomeStyles
Six-week virtual, group nutrition education series using the HomeStyles-2 experimental curriculum administered through SNAP-Ed. This curriculum addresses factors affecting school-aged children's health and nutritional status: inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, infrequent family meals, excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, large portion sizes, and irregular breakfast consumption.
Eat Healthy Be Active
Six-week virtual, group nutrition education series using the Eat Healthy Be Active attention control curriculum administered through SNAP-Ed. This curriculum addresses factors affecting overall health and nutritional status: limiting nutrients of concern (saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars), eating healthy while dining out, eating healthy on a budget, losing weight and keeping it off, understanding nutrition facts labels, and being physically active.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline up to follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention)
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly baseline up to follow-up (~4 weeks after post-intervention) for reporting.

Closest Location

University of Florda - Gainesville, FL

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Have regular Internet and/or telephone access
Can read and comprehend English or Spanish
Reside in study catchment area (i.e., Florida)
Have not previously participated in nutrition education series using the attention control curriculum
Parent or caregiver of a least 1 child aged 6 to 11 years
SNAP-Ed-eligible (i.e., eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits, household income at or below 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines, or living in communities with significant (50% or greater) low-income population)

Patient Q&A Section

What causes healthy lifestyle behaviors?

"The associations among healthy lifestyle behaviors and various health conditions are complex; thus, it is difficult to identify specific causal pathways. But overall lifestyle choices can be improved by improving diet and physical activity levels with the goals of improving overall quality of life and health." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is healthy lifestyle behaviors?

"Poor dietary choices were prevalent among adolescents in these three metropolitan counties. In addition, these choices seemed to relate to body mass index and perceived obesity. Future research should focus on approaches that will improve adherence to a nutrient-dense diet rich in vegetables and whole grains." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get healthy lifestyle behaviors a year in the United States?

"Only half of all US adults met the recommendations for physical activity, nutritious diet, and tobacco and alcohol use. Over a third met the recommendations for a healthy body mass index, but did not meet overall weight control goals, which were close to the percentage of the population with obesity. While most US adults were meeting or exceeding recommendations for tobacco use and heavy alcohol consumption, over three quarters of US adults failed to meet or meet nutrition recommendations." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Can healthy lifestyle behaviors be cured?

"Lifestyle modification in healthy people is effective in reducing cardiovascular risk factors. Even moderate weight loss and increased levels of physical activity are effective in reversing the association of obesity with other cardiovascular risk factors." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of healthy lifestyle behaviors?

"A variety of lifestyle behaviors are associated with better health. It is important for medical students to not only educate their patients on important health issues but also to know these healthy lifestyle behaviors in order to encourage patients to adopt these lifestyle behaviors." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for healthy lifestyle behaviors?

"Lifestyle therapy includes education in an individualized discussion. Exercise guidelines are the basis for exercise prescription. The patient should be educated about the importance of a healthy diet and of maintaining a healthy body weight. Evidence-based recommendations regarding the maintenance of blood pressure and smoking cessation are critical during lifestyle intervention." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for healthy lifestyle behaviors?

"[Healthful lifestyle behaviors should be encouraged for primary prevention of disease and for maintaining a healthy life in the long term. However, the evidence for the effectiveness of these behaviors on primary disease prevention and healthy behaviors remains controversial. There is a need for well-designed randomised controlled trials with longer follow-up periods. (" - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How serious can healthy lifestyle behaviors be?

"Individuals with a limited number of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors were in a state of low physical activity, which further increased the risk of major diseases." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is healthy homestyles?

"Health is an internal and multidimensional construct in which the physical, mental, social, and psychological health outcomes are related to each other, influencing overall health. People can move in healthier directions through engaging in a healthy lifestyle to maintain or improve the health of themselves and others." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Has healthy homestyles proven to be more effective than a placebo?

"Both homestyles and a placebo reduced symptoms and improved the quality of life for people with CFS. People can benefit by becoming more active (more exercise/yoga/swimming/running) and maintaining their normal diet/laxing practices. You may also try to get as much rest from any physical activity as possible, and do not drink alcohol with large amounts of sugar or soda." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How does healthy homestyles work?

"Allowing patients and providers to work together to develop and maintain health-oriented lifestyles can address their respective barriers, decrease risk factors and improve self-care. Such an approach may help providers provide integrated healthcare." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been other clinical trials involving healthy homestyles?

"This was the first study to employ health education as a primary study component in a randomized clinical trial. We show that participants can tolerate the intervention well. Most participants were successful in changing their behaviors, as determined by the study and a validated objective tool." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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