The food choice at work study: effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions on dietary behaviours and diet-related disease risk - study protocol for a clustered controlled trial

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dc.contributor.author Geaney, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Scotto Di Marrazzo, Jessica
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Clare
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Anthony P.
dc.contributor.author Harrington, Janas M.
dc.contributor.author Kirby, Ann
dc.contributor.author McKenzie, Ken
dc.contributor.author Greiner, Birgit A.
dc.contributor.author Perry, Ivan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-17T11:27:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-17T11:27:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-06
dc.identifier.citation Geaney, F., Scotto Di Marrazzo, J., Kelly, C., Fitzgerald, A. P., Harrington, J. M., Kirby, A., McKenzie, K., Greiner, B. and Perry, I. J. (2013) 'The food choice at work study: effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions on dietary behaviours and diet-related disease risk - study protocol for a clustered controlled trial', Trials, 14, 370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-14-370 en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.startpage 370-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 370-14 en
dc.identifier.issn 1745-6215
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3000
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1745-6215-14-370
dc.description.abstract Background: Dietary behaviour interventions have the potential to reduce diet-related disease. Ample opportunity exists to implement these interventions in the workplace. The overall aim is to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of complex dietary interventions focused on environmental dietary modification alone or in combination with nutrition education in large manufacturing workplace settings. Methods/design: A clustered controlled trial involving four large multinational manufacturing workplaces in Cork will be conducted. The complex intervention design has been developed using the Medical Research Council's framework and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines and will be reported using the TREND statement for the transparent reporting of evaluations with non-randomized designs. It will draw on a soft paternalistic 'nudge' theoretical perspective. It will draw on a soft paternalistic "nudge" theoretical perspective. Nutrition education will include three elements: group presentations, individual nutrition consultations and detailed nutrition information. Environmental dietary modification will consist of five elements: (a) restriction of fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt, (b) increase in fibre, fruit and vegetables, (c) price discounts for whole fresh fruit, (d) strategic positioning of healthier alternatives and (e) portion size control. No intervention will be offered in workplace A (control). Workplace B will receive nutrition education. Workplace C will receive nutrition education and environmental dietary modification. Workplace D will receive environmental dietary modification alone. A total of 448 participants aged 18 to 64 years will be selected randomly. All permanent, full-time employees, purchasing at least one main meal in the workplace daily, will be eligible. Changes in dietary behaviours, nutrition knowledge, health status with measurements obtained at baseline and at intervals of 3 to 4 months, 7 to 9 months and 13 to 16 months will be recorded. A process evaluation and cost-effectiveness economic evaluation will be undertaken. Discussion: A 'Food Choice at Work' toolbox (concise teaching kit to replicate the intervention) will be developed to inform and guide future researchers, workplace stakeholders, policy makers and the food industry. Trial registration: Current Controlled Trials, ISRCTN35108237. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (HRB Centre for Health & Diet Research grant (HRC2007/13)); Irish Heart Foundation; Nutrition and Health Foundation, Ireland (Student bursaries). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Biomed Central Ltd. en
dc.rights © 2013 Geaney et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0 en
dc.subject Environmental modification en
dc.subject Nutrition education en
dc.subject Fat en
dc.subject Salt en
dc.subject Sugar en
dc.subject Workplace en
dc.subject Workplace complex dietary intervention en
dc.title The food choice at work study: effectiveness of complex workplace dietary interventions on dietary behaviours and diet-related disease risk - study protocol for a clustered controlled trial en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Janas Harrington, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.harrington@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2014-01-27T12:26:01Z
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dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.contributor.funder Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Heart Foundation en
dc.contributor.funder en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Trials en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.harrington@ucc.ie en
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