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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Registration number
ACTRN12619001419156
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
24/09/2019
Date registered
15/10/2019
Date last updated
15/10/2019
Date data sharing statement initially provided
15/10/2019
Type of registration
Prospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
A foodservice model in a high performance sports team.
Scientific title
The impact on dietary intake, appetite and athlete satisfaction of an integrated food service model in a high performance sports team.
Secondary ID [1] 298263 0
Nil
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Sports Nutrition 312874 0
Dietary Intake 312875 0
Diet Quality 312876 0
Condition category
Condition code
Diet and Nutrition 311369 311369 0 0
Other diet and nutrition disorders

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
False
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
An observational study design where athletes would record their dietary intake over a nominated period (8 day period, during pre-season training) on days that include the provision of meals from an in-house foodservice facility and days where athletes are fully self-reliant. Outcome measures include dietary (macronutrient) intake and nutrient timing using validated tools where available. The study will be undertaken in a convenience sample of high-performance Australian Rules Football Players in an affiliated sporting club.
Participants are only provided meals that are already being provided as part of their contract; no changes are being made.
Intervention code [1] 314510 0
Not applicable
Comparator / control treatment
Athlete led food choices (meals are not provided to athletes after training). Observed over 12 days (6 of which meals are provided and 6 that they are not).
Control group
Active

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 320276 0
Carbohydrate intake in g/kg/day calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks.
Timepoint [1] 320276 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)
Primary outcome [2] 321499 0
Carbohydrate intake compared to recommendations; calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks. Compared to recommendations for carbohydrate intake in athletes (recommendation source yet to be decided).
Timepoint [2] 321499 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)
Secondary outcome [1] 371053 0
Protein intake in g/kg/day calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks.
Timepoint [1] 371053 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)
Secondary outcome [2] 371054 0
Fat intake in g/kg/day calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks.
Timepoint [2] 371054 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)
Secondary outcome [3] 371055 0
Energy intake in MJ/kg/day calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks.
Timepoint [3] 371055 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)
Secondary outcome [4] 375140 0
Meal timing; intake calculated via food diary and dietitian interview and analysed using FoodWorks. Timestamps of meals recorded via phone app in which participants will take a photo of each meal. This will then be compared alongside training schedule data to evaluate whether meal timing recommendations have been met.
Timepoint [4] 375140 0
Assessed daily for 8 day study period (2x4 day blocks over two training weeks)

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Study participants will be elite male Australian Rules Football players from the Gold Coast Suns Football Club. Players aged between 18-30 years, with 0-3 years of experience in the AFL will be approached to participate in this study.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
30 Years
Gender
Males
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Yes
Key exclusion criteria
Players with more than 3 years experience in the AFL.
Players outside of the GC Suns.
Players who are not training and/or eating with team.
Females.
Ages 31+

Study design
Purpose
Screening
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Convenience sample
Timing
Prospective
Statistical methods / analysis
Participant characteristics and outcome variables will be described using descriptive statistics, including mean and standard deviation for normal continuous variables, median and interquartile range (IQR) for non- parametric continuous variables and number and percentage for categorical variables. Normality testing will be performed on all continuous numerical data using tests Shapiro Wilk, histogram and normal Q-Q plot tests.

The participants will be coded using initials, gender and participant numbers during collection. They will then be given a participant number when the data is being analysed.

Dietary intake data will be analysed using Foodworks ™ to calculate daily energy, carbohydrate, fat, protein, fibre, iron and calcium intakes and be compared between catered and non-catered days.

Paired t-tests, ANOVA and Cohen’s d equations will be used to statistically analyse the numerical data (macronutrient and energy intake and diet quality). In the case of non-parametric data, the Mann Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests may be applied.

All statistical analysis will be conducted in IBM SPSS statistics.

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Not yet recruiting
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)
QLD
Recruitment postcode(s) [1] 26658 0
4211 - Carrara

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 302808 0
University
Name [1] 302808 0
Bond University
Address [1] 302808 0
14 University Drive, Robina Queensland 4226
Country [1] 302808 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
University
Name
Bond Univeristy
Address
14 University Drive, Robina Queensland 4226
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 302895 0
None
Name [1] 302895 0
Address [1] 302895 0
Country [1] 302895 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 303392 0
Bond University Human Research Ethics Committee
Ethics committee address [1] 303392 0
Research Services
Building 1C, Level 4
Bond University QLD 4229
Ethics committee country [1] 303392 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 303392 0
19/07/2019
Approval date [1] 303392 0
12/08/2019
Ethics approval number [1] 303392 0

Summary
Brief summary
This study will compare data from days that athletes are provided meals from a dietitian led food-service system and days when the food choices are led by the athletes. The methods of data collection will be used to extrapolate and compare player’s dietary (energy and macronutrient) intake, nutrient timing and dietary quality on food service vs athlete led days.

Hypothesis: Dietary intake and meal timing will be superior (in relation to guidelines) on days that athletes consume meals provided by the clubs integrated food service model run by a sports dietitian.

Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 93518 0
A/Prof Gregory Cox
Address 93518 0
Bond University Institute of Health and Sport, Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226
Country 93518 0
Australia
Phone 93518 0
+61075595 5530
Fax 93518 0
Email 93518 0
gcox@bond.edu.au
Contact person for public queries
Name 93519 0
A/Prof Gregory Cox
Address 93519 0
Bond University Institute of Health and Sport, Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226
Country 93519 0
Australia
Phone 93519 0
+61075595 5530
Fax 93519 0
Email 93519 0
gcox@bond.edu.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 93520 0
A/Prof Gregory Cox
Address 93520 0
Bond University Institute of Health and Sport, Promethean Way, Robina QLD 4226
Country 93520 0
Australia
Phone 93520 0
+61075595 5530
Fax 93520 0
Email 93520 0
gcox@bond.edu.au

Data sharing statement
Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available (including data dictionaries)?
No
No/undecided IPD sharing reason/comment
What supporting documents are/will be available?
No other documents available
Summary results
No Results