Journal article

NAP SACC UK: protocol for a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in nurseries and at home to increase physical activity and healthy eating in children aged 2-4 years

R Kipping, R Jago, C Metcalfe, J White, A Papadaki, R Campbell, W Hollingworth, D Ward, S Wells, R Brockman, A Nicholson, L Moore

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Systematic reviews have identified the lack of intervention studies with young children to prevent obesity. This feasibility study examines the feasibility and acceptability of adapting the Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) intervention in the UK to inform a full-scale trial. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in 12 nurseries in England, with 6 randomly assigned to the adapted NAP SACC UK intervention: nursery staff will receive training and support from an NAP SACC UK Partner to review the nursery environment (nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and oral health) and set goals for making..

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Awarded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme


Awarded by British Heart Foundation


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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme (PHR-12/153/39) which also paid the salary of SW and RB. RK and RC work in the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence: joint funding (MR/KO232331/1) from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the Welsh Government and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. This study was undertaken in collaboration with the Bristol Randomised Trials Collaboration (BRTC), a UKCRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit in receipt of National Institute for Health Research CTU support funding.