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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12612000141842
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
19/12/2011
Date registered
1/02/2012
Date last updated
1/02/2012
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
Pilot study of cooking intervention in alternative education
Scientific title
The impact of a cooking intervention on cooking skills and attitudes of young people attending alternative education
Secondary ID [1] 279630 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
U1111-1126-5361
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
consumption of fruits and vegetables 285429 0
Cooking skills 285430 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 285609 285609 0 0
Other diet and nutrition disorders

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Young people (ages 13-16) attending alternative education schools will receive a 2 hour cooking session, weekly over a school term (10 weeks). Sessions are administered as a group and coordinated by culinary tutors. During the cooking sessions, students participate in the preparation of a healthy meal. Participants share the meal communally once prepared.
Intervention code [1] 283910 0
Lifestyle
Comparator / control treatment
Comparison schools will carry on as per usual; a delayed intervention will be offered to comparison schools upon completion of the initial schools.
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 286174 0
Cooking behaviours, assessed by questionnaire
Timepoint [1] 286174 0
Baseline; end of intervention period (12 weeks); follow-up (12 weeks)
Secondary outcome [1] 295302 0
Eating behaviours (e.g. fruit, vegetable, junk food consumption), assessed by questionnaire
Timepoint [1] 295302 0
Baseline; end of intervention period (12 weeks); follow-up (12 weeks)
Secondary outcome [2] 295303 0
Peer relationships (e.g. students get along), assessed by questionnaire
Timepoint [2] 295303 0
Baseline; end of intervention period (12 weeks); follow-up (12 weeks)

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Students attending alternative education schools
Minimum age
13 Years
Maximum age
16 Years
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
none

Study design
Purpose of the study
Educational / counselling / training
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
All community-based alternative education schools (n=7) within a consortium are invited to participate. One school agreed to participate in the feasibility study and will not be randomized. The remaining 6 schools are randomized to receive the intervention in either term 1 or term 2 of the school year. Allocation was not concealed. All schools will receive the intervention, the randomization specified at what time (e.g. in which school term).

The feasibility study was conducted in 2011 with one school. The feasibility study was conducted to determine the acceptability of the cooking sessions and foods prepared among students and staff. The feasibility study was not registered with ANZCTR.
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Simple randomisation procedures were followed through a "draw of the hat" where schools were drawn from a hat to determine which term their intervention was scheduled for.
Masking / blinding
Open (masking not used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?



Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Not Applicable
Type of endpoint(s)
Efficacy
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 4028 0
New Zealand
State/province [1] 4028 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 284405 0
University
Name [1] 284405 0
University of Auckland Faculty Research Development Fund
Address [1] 284405 0
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
1142
Country [1] 284405 0
New Zealand
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Jennifer Utter
Address
School of Population Health
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
1142
Country
New Zealand
Secondary sponsor category [1] 283335 0
Individual
Name [1] 283335 0
Simon Denny
Address [1] 283335 0
School of Population Health
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
1142
Country [1] 283335 0
New Zealand

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 286362 0
University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 286362 0
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
Ethics committee country [1] 286362 0
New Zealand
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 286362 0
Approval date [1] 286362 0
19/12/2011
Ethics approval number [1] 286362 0
7527

Summary
Brief summary
The aim of this study is to determine if an experiential cooking intervention can improve cooking skills, dietary behaviors, and social engagement of young people attending alternative education settings.
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 33552 0
Address 33552 0
Country 33552 0
Phone 33552 0
Fax 33552 0
Email 33552 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 16799 0
Jennifer Utter
Address 16799 0
School of Population Health
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
1142
Country 16799 0
New Zealand
Phone 16799 0
+6493737599
Fax 16799 0
Email 16799 0
j.utter@auckland.ac.nz
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 7727 0
Jennifer Utter
Address 7727 0
School of Population Health
University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019
Auckland
1142
Country 7727 0
New Zealand
Phone 7727 0
+6493737599
Fax 7727 0
Email 7727 0
j.utter@auckland.ac.nz

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Summary results
Have study results been published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Other publications
Have study results been made publicly available in another format?
Results – basic reporting
Results – plain English summary