Examining the effect of providing lower income black adolescents with caloric information on their sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) purchases

The Foundation's program, Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Prevent Childhood Obesity, was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess environmental and policy influences with the greatest potential to improve healthy eating and weight patterns among the nation's children.No prior interventions have focused exclusively on reducing purchases of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in real-world settings among black adolescents. Providing easily understandable caloric information may be a low-cost, sustainable strategy for lowering overall caloric intake. In this study, investigators will examine the effects of a store-based, environmental intervention targeting black adolescents in Baltimore City which provides caloric information regarding SSBs. In this project, corner stores will be randomly assigned to a treatment condition: (1) control, (2) provision of calorie information, (3) provision of calorie information relative to total recommended daily intake, and (4) provision of calorie information relative to physical activity equivalents. Investigators will evaluate the extent to which treatment conditions differentially impact the volume of SSB purchases.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $98,121.00

Awarded on: 9/25/2009

Time frame: 11/1/2009 - 10/31/2011

Grant Number: 66955

Grantee

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD, 21205-2103

443-287-7277
Website

Sara N. Bleich
Project Director

410-502-6604
Email