Wingate, Pennsylvania 16823


Purpose:

Herbs and spices offer one potential solution to the recent decline in children taking school lunch because they can increase the palatability of foods without adding salt and fat. However, there is currently limited evidence on how to successfully integrate herbs and spices into the school lunch menu. Developing evidence-based methods to teach school cafeteria workers to prepare healthy and tasty vegetable dishes with the addition of herbs and spices is a research priority. The investigators hypothesize that herbs and spices can be used to increase acceptance, intake, and participation in the school lunch program among 6th - 12th grade students from Central Pennsylvania.


Study summary:

What this study will add to the literature: Herbs and spices offer one potential solution to the recent decline in children taking school lunch because they can increase the palatability of foods without adding salt and fat. However, there is currently limited evidence on how to successfully integrate herbs and spices into the school lunch menu. Developing evidence-based methods to teach school cafeteria workers to prepare healthy and tasty vegetable dishes with the addition of herbs and spices is a research priority. This research will provide evidence that herbs and spices can be used to increase acceptance, intake, and participation in the school lunch program among 6th - 12th grade students from Central Pennsylvania.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Student in Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School - Parents of students in Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School - School Food Service Employees at the Bald Eagle Area Middle/High School Exclusion Criteria: - Students/children who have food allergies to herb/spice blend ingredients.


NCT ID:

NCT02522559


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kathleen L. Keller, PhD
Penn State University

Terri L. Cravener, MS
Phone: 8148639841
Email: eil@psu.edu


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Wingate, Pennsylvania 16823
United States

Mark Ott
Email: mark.ott@beasd.net

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 22, 2017

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