Innovative Approaches to Increase F&V Intake Thru Worksites

2016-04-16 16:53:22 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this project is to study the efficacy of a delivery system to offer fresh fruits and vegetables (F&V) at discount prices for purchase at worksites in conjunction with educational interventions on increasing employees' F&V consumption in comparison to an intervention receiving fruit and vegetable markets alone or a comparison intervention.


"Good to Go" (GTG) is a cluster randomized trial, which is studying the efficacy of innovative multi-level worksite interventions including educational/behavioral interventions and/or a fruit and vegetable (F&V) market at the worksite to improve F&V intake of employees. The hypothesis is that providing convenient, inexpensive access to F&V at the workplace through a F&V market will increase the availability of F&V at the workplace as well as at home and increase F&V intake of the employee. However, because it is unclear if improving F&V access and availability alone is adequate to increase F&V intake, the investigators will test the efficacy of the F&V delivery intervention alone and in combination with a promotional/educational intervention delivered at the worksite. The efficacy of these innovative interventions will be tested during a cluster randomized trial with 21 worksites to determine which interventions are most efficacious in increasing F&V consumption.

The primary specific aims of this proposed research are to employ a cluster randomized trial to study the efficacy of delivering fresh F&V at reduced prices for purchase at worksites (access intervention); the F&V delivery intervention paired with educational interventions to change informational and social environments at the worksite (enhanced intervention); and a comparison intervention acting as an attention placebo. The study will compare the efficacy of the Access intervention and the enhanced intervention with the comparison Arm and will also compare the efficacy of the Access intervention to the Enhanced intervention.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention


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Access Intervention, Enhanced Intervention, Comparison Behavioral Intervention




Brown University

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