Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program

2014-08-27 03:20:23 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent obesity by improving the environmental characteristics of Girl Scouts troop meetings.


Girls and parents affiliated with Girl Scouts Juniors programs completed a questionnaire prior to the beginning of an intervention program, and again after the program. Children responded to previously validated questionnaire items assessing demographics, parent-child connectedness, parent-child physical activity, screen time usage, family meal-time environment, consumption of fruits and vegetables, soda, and fast food. Parents completed a similar questionnaire, assessing demographics, parent-child connectedness, parent-child physical activity, family mealtime environment, parenting style and parenting practices. Children were also assessed on height and weight to characterize their risk for overweight status. Questionnaires and environmental observations were used to assess the effectiveness of an intervention designed to improve the family meal-time environment at home, as well as helping to assess the relationships between parental factors and family health-related behavior.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention




Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program, Standard-care attentional control


Kansas State University
United States




Kansas State University

Results (where available)

View Results


Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:23-0400

Clinical Trials [4301 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Sublingual Glycine vs. Placebo on Attentional Difficulties and Hyperactivity in Prepuberal Children

This study is designed to investigate effects on attentional performance and motoric activity of the dietary supplement 100 mg microencapsulated glycine (Bidicin® from Biotiki®) compared...

Motivational Interviewing to Promote Maintenance of Physical Activity in People With Type 2 Diabetes

The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of motivational interviewing in promoting maintenance of physical activity in people with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) upon the completion ...

Treatment of Obesity Targeting Appetite and Cue Reactivity

The objective of this proposed study is to collect initial efficacy data on ROC and ROC + BWL compared to an attentional control (AC) and to BWL.

Workplace-Sponsored Program to Reduce Obesity

The purpose of this study is to design a comprehensive nutrition and physical activity strategy to gain a broad understanding of the social and cultural role of food and physical activity ...

An Individualized Internet-Based Health Behavior Program or a Standard Internet-Based Health Behavior Program in Preventing Cancer and Improving Physical Activity and Nutrition in Participants Who Are Physically Inactive With a Higher Body Mass Index

RATIONALE: An internet-based health behavior program that provides information about physical activity, fitness, and nutrition may help participants become healthier and reduce the risk of...

PubMed Articles [34740 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

An integrated nutrition and health program package on IYCN improves breastfeeding but not complementary feeding and nutritional status in rural northern India: A quasi-experimental randomized longitudinal study.

Undernutrition below two years of age remains a major public health problem in India. We conducted an evaluation of an integrated nutrition and health program that aimed to improve nutritional status ...

Implementation of Best Practices in Obesity Prevention in Child Care Facilities: The Arizona Empower Program, 2013-2015.

Obesity is a major health concern in every US age group. Approximately one in 4 children in Arizona's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children is overweight or obese. Th...

Attentional control predicts change in bias in response to attentional bias modification.

Procedures that effectively modify attentional bias to negative information have been examined for their potential to be a source of therapeutic change in emotional vulnerability. However, the degree ...

Non-governmental organization facilitation of a community-based nutrition and health program: Effect on program exposure and associated infant feeding practices in rural India.

Integrated nutrition and health programs seek to reduce undernutrition by educating child caregivers about infant feeding and care. Data on the quality of program implementation and consequent effects...

Attitudes toward Nutrition Care among General Practitioners in Croatia.

Nutrition care should be an integral part of general practitioners' (GPs') daily work with patients. The aim of this study was to assess the attitudes of Croatian GPs toward nutrition and nutrition ca...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Temporary visual deficit or impaired visual processing occurring in a rapid serial visual presentation task. After a person identifies the first of two visual targets, the ability to detect the second target is impaired for the next few hundred milliseconds. This phenomenon is called attentional blink.

The minimum acceptable patient care, based on statutes, court decisions, policies, or professional guidelines.

Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.

Usually a written medical and nursing care program designed for a particular patient.

Organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. Assigned means those beneficiaries for whom the professionals in the organization provide the bulk of primary care services. ( CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)

More From BioPortfolio on "Scouting Nutrition and Activity Program"

Quick Search


Relevant Topics

Public Health
Alternative Medicine Cleft Palate Complementary & Alternative Medicine Congenital Diseases Dentistry Ear Nose & Throat Food Safety Geriatrics Healthcare Hearing Medical Devices MRSA Muscular Dyst...

Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...

Searches Linking to this Trial