HALFWAY THROUGH THE PROJECT/2: SWITCHtoHEALTHY study protocol registered on ClinicalTrials.gov
On the 26th of September 2023 the SWITCHtoHEALTHY study protocol was officially registered by the partner EURECAT on ClinicalTrials.gov, the premier online database for clinical research studies. The SWITCHtoHEALTHY intervention study, set to start in mid-November 2023, aims to evaluate the effects of a multifaceted family-level intervention designed to promote adherence to the Mediterranean Diet pattern.
The SWITCHtoHEALTHY study is now in the “recruiting” phase, actively seeking participating families. The recruitment process is anticipated to continue until mid-November when the study is scheduled to begin. The status will then change to “ongoing” as activities will focus on the data collection.
The SWICHtoHEALTHY study is a multicentre nutritional intervention project involving a total of 480 families from three Mediterranean countries (Spain, Morocco, and Turkey), for a comprehensive cross-cultural investigation.
The primary aim is to assess the impact of a family-level intervention that combines various educational components on adherence to the Mediterranean Diet pattern. The multi-component intervention strategy includes:
- Digital Interactive Tools: AI-based APP for a personalized Med-based diet and educational game;
- Hands-on Educational Materials: materials will be developed using a “learning through playing” approach, fostering increased knowledge and motivation for adopting healthy and sustainable food habits within families;
- Educational Activities with Adolescents: the study will engage adolescents in co-designing educational activities aimed at empowering them to adopt healthier dietary habits;
- Healthy and Sustainable Plant-Based Snacks: specifically designed to meet children’s nutritional requirements and to be consumed between meals.
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