An intervention study with healthy adults. Free fruit at workplaces in prevention of overweight. Short project description The aim of the present study is to investigate the efficacy of free fruit campaigns at workplaces on body weight management. A pilot study with a cohort of about 150 participants from 8 different workplaces is conducted in order to establish power for a full-scale intervention study at the European level. The cohort is divided into two groups: a control- and a fruit-campaign intervention group. Data on dietary intake, anthropometric measures and urine markers are collected at baseline and after 5 months follow-up. Based on the findings from the pilot study a full-scale intervention study of at least one-year duration will be designed. Workplaces in selected countries from the Northern- Southern- Western- and Eastern Europe that are willing to offer free fruit to their employees will be targeted and research institutes/universities corresponding to the National Food Institute, who can execute the practical work in each country under our management will be identified.
|Period||01/01/06 → 30/06/10|