Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
14/07/2017
Date assigned
27/07/2017
Last edited
10/08/2017
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Background and study aims
In the past Switzerland has lacked nationally representative information to evaluate diet, nutrition and food safety. To fill in the gap, the first national nutrition survey called ‘menuCH’ was conducted in 2014-2015. The primary aim of the cross-sectional survey was to determine what and how much people living in Switzerland eat and drink, when and where. The Institutes of Social and Preventive Medicine in Lausanne (IUMSP) and Bern (ISPM) developed and conducted menuCH on behalf of Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office and Federal Office of Public Health, which funded the survey. Results on anthropometric characteristics and indicators of eating and physical activity behaviours have been published in a public report in English. Further results on dietary intakes at food and nutrient levels are to be published.

Who can participate?
Adults aged 18 to 75 living in Switzerland

What does the study involve?
Participants complete a questionnaire about physical activity and diet, and attend a study visit where they have their height and weight measured. Participants’ food consumption is mainly assessed via a multiple-pass 24-hour dietary recalls (24HDR), using an international validated software (GloboDiet®). Participants are followed up with a phone call for a second 24HDR around two to six weeks later.

What are the possible benefits and risks of participating?
There are no benefits or risks with participating.

Where is the study run from?
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of Lausanne (IUMSP) and Bern (ISPM) / Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (Switzerland)

When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for?
October 2012 to December 2016

Who is funding the study?
1. Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (Switzerland)
2. Federal Office of Public Health (Switzerland)

Who is the main contact?
menuCH team
ernaehrungserhebung@blv.admin.ch

Trial website

https://menuch.iumsp.ch/

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Murielle Bochud

ORCID ID

Contact details

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP)
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Biopôle 2
Route de la Corniche 10
Lausanne
1010
Switzerland
+41 21 314 08 99
murielle.bochud@chuv.ch

Type

Public

Additional contact

Mr Urs Stalder- menuCH team

ORCID ID

Contact details

Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
Risk Assessment Division
Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
Bern
3003
Switzerland
+41 58 463 30 33
ernaehrungserhebung@blv.admin.ch

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

26/13

Study information

Scientific title

Switzerland - National Nutrition Survey menuCH 2014-2015

Acronym

menuCH

Study hypothesis

The aim of the National Nutrition Survey menuCH is to define what and how much people living in Switzerland eat and drink, when and where in order to evaluate better the nutrition situation, keep high and improve food safety, detect faster possible risks associated with food, verify and adapt if necessary the present dietary recommendations, improve the food range and composition, develop and implement effective nutrition strategies and measures to promote health and quality of life, support research and development in the fields of nutrition, food and behaviour sciences with up-to-date and nationally representative data.

Ethics approval

Cantonal ethics committee of Vaud, 21/02/2013, ref: Protocol 26/13

Study design

Nationwide cross-sectional nutrition survey of a stratified random sample of the population

Primary study design

Observational

Secondary study design

Cross sectional study

Trial setting

Community

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Not available in English in web format. Please contact ernaehrungserhebung@blv.admin.ch to request a patient information sheet (only available in German, French and Italian).

Condition

Population-based nutrition study

Intervention

Trained dietitians/nutritionists conduct two interviews per participant in German, French or Italian. The first interview is conducted face-to-face and the second is conducted by phone two to six weeks later.

The face-to-face interview consists of six elements:
1. Introduction and consent
2. Completeness check of the dietary behaviour and physical activity questionnaire
3. Anthropometric measurements
4. 24-hour dietary recalls (24HDR) using the international validated software GloboDiet® (40-60 minutes)
5. Schedule of the second phone-administrated 24HDR
6. Closure

The phone interview consists of only elements 4 and 6.

Intervention type

Behavioural

Phase

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Food consumption is assessed by two non-consecutive multiple-pass 24-hour dietary recalls
2. Body weight and height is measured to the nearest 0.1 kg and cm, respectively following WHO guidelines using a calibrated Seca 701 scale, equipped with a Seca 220 telescopic measuring rod (Seca GmbH, Hamburg, Germany). Body weight and height are used to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI)
3. Mean waist and hip circumferences are calculated out of three measures to the nearest 0.1 cm using a Gulick I unstretchable tape, equipped with a dynamometer (North Coast Medical, CA, USA)

Secondary outcome measures

1. Cooking and eating habits, nutrition knowledge, and physical activity (short form IPAQ), socioeconomic and demographic characteristics are assessed via a self-administered 49-item paper questionnaire

Overall trial start date

01/10/2012

Overall trial end date

31/12/2016

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Non-institutionalized residents of Switzerland
2. Aged 18 to 75 years

Participant type

Healthy volunteer

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

2000

Participant exclusion criteria

Institutionalized or unable to communicate in the national language

Recruitment start date

27/01/2014

Recruitment end date

28/02/2015

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Switzerland

Trial participating centre

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (IUMSP) / Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Route de la Corniche 10
Lausanne
1010
Switzerland

Trial participating centre

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) / University of Bern
Finkenhubelweg 11
Bern
3012
Switzerland

Sponsor information

Organisation

Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

Sponsor details

Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
Bern
3003
Switzerland
+41 58 463 30 33
info@blv.admin.ch

Sponsor type

Government

Website

https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/fr/home.html?_organization=1079

Organisation

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

Sponsor details

Schwarzenburgstrasse 157
Bern
3003
Switzerland
+41 58 462 21 11
info@bag.admin.ch

Sponsor type

Government

Website

https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/fr/home.html?_organization=317

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

For first results from the anthropometry and the questionnaire about nutrition behavior and physical activity in Switzerland see:
Bochud et al. (2017) Anthropometric characteristics and indicators of eating and physical activity behaviors in the Swiss adult population. Results from menuCH 2014-2015. Report on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health and the Food Safety and Veterinary Office. Published online 16/03/2017. (Available: https://menuch.iumsp.ch/index.php/catalog/4/download/58)

More results are available in German, French or Italian here: https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/de/home/lebensmittel-und-ernaehrung/ernaehrung/menuch.html, https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/fr/home/lebensmittel-und-ernaehrung/ernaehrung/menuch.html, https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/it/home/lebensmittel-und-ernaehrung/ernaehrung/menuch.html

It is planned to publish more results at food and nutrient levels in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

IPD sharing statement:
All survey data are available on: https://menuch.iumsp.ch/ (or directly here: https://menuch.iumsp.ch/index.php/catalog/4)

Intention to publish date

31/12/2017

Participant level data

Stored in repository

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

10/08/2017: Internal review.