Condition category
Nutritional, Metabolic, Endocrine
Date applied
26/08/2005
Date assigned
21/10/2005
Last edited
08/04/2016
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.cf.ac.uk/socsi/cishe/pages/breakfast.html

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Prof Laurence Moore

ORCID ID

Contact details

Cardiff Institute of Society Health and Ethics
Cardiff University
53 Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT
United Kingdom
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MooreL1@cf.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Evaluation of Free School Breakfast Initiative: a randomised controlled trial

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Provision of free school breakfasts will prospectively predict improved dietary behaviours, cognitive performance, positive attitudes to eating healthy breakfasts and school attendance.

Ethics approval

Cardiff University Social Science Ethics Committee

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Schools

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Nutritional health behaviours and cognitive performance

Intervention

Provision of free school breakfast versus no free breakfast

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Cognitive performance
2. Dietary behavours
3. Attitudes to eating healthy breakfasts
4. School attendance
Outcomes assessed at baseline and 12 month follow up

Secondary outcome measures

Uptake of initiative

Overall trial start date

01/09/2004

Overall trial end date

31/08/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Primary school children in schools eligible to receive free school breakfasts in 9 LEAs across Wales. The majority of data collection will be conducted with years 5/6 but parents of a random sample of younger children will be asked to provide responses to questionnaires.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

120 schools (approximately 5000 for main part of study)

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Participants not meeting the above inclusion criteria
2. Children with special educational needs will be excluded from testing at discretion of teaching staff

Recruitment start date

01/09/2004

Recruitment end date

31/08/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Cardiff University
Cardiff
CF10 3AT
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Welsh Assembly Government (UK)

Sponsor details

National Assembly for Wales
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.wales.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Welsh Assembly Government (UK) - Contract number 266/2003 (extension)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 protocol in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17888158
2010 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20602868
2015 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26109287

Publication citations

  1. Protocol

    Moore L, Moore GF, Tapper K, Lynch R, Desousa C, Hale J, Roberts C, Murphy S, Free breakfasts in schools: design and conduct of a cluster randomised controlled trial of the Primary School Free Breakfast Initiative in Wales [ISRCTN18336527]., BMC Public Health, 2007, 7, 258, doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-258.

  2. Results

    Murphy S, Moore GF, Tapper K, Lynch R, Clarke R, Raisanen L, Desousa C, Moore L, Free healthy breakfasts in primary schools: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a policy intervention in Wales, UK., Public Health Nutr, 2011, 14, 2, 219-226, doi: 10.1017/S1368980010001886.

  3. Results

    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act, A cross-sectional observational study of the nutritional intake of UK primary school children from deprived and non-deprived backgrounds: implications for school breakfast schemes, 2015 , 12, 86, doi: 10.1186/s12966-015-0238-9.

Additional files

Editorial Notes

08/04/2016: Publication reference added.