Protocol for systematic reviews of school-based food and nutrition education intervention for adolescent health promotion

Gidyenne Christine Bandeira Silva de Medeiros, Kesley Pablo Morais de Azevedo, Daniel Ángel Garcia, Victor Hugo de Oliveira Segundo, Ádala Nayana de Sousa Mata, Karla Silveria Dias Pinheiro de Siqueira, Anny Karoliny Pinheiro Fernandes, Raquel Praxedes dos Santos, Débora Danielly Barros de Brito Trindade, Clélia de Oliveira Lyra, Grasiela Piuvezam
2019 Medicine  
Nutrition is an important modifiable factor in combating overweight and obesity among adolescents. School has been indicated as an effective environment for influencing eating behavior; however, recent reviews assessing school-based interventions specifically for adolescents are scarce. Therefore, we propose the present systematic review with the aim to comprehensively review the quantitative and qualitative literature on the effects of school-based food and nutrition education interventions on
more » ... adolescent health promotion through healthy eating habits. We will search MEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, Scopus, ERIC, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Cochrane, LILACS, and ADOLEC. We will include randomized controlled trials (RCT), non-RCT, and controlled before-after studies. Risk of bias will be assessed using the EPOC Risk of Bias Tool for RCT, Risk of Bias in Non-randomized Studies of Interventions (ROBINS-I) tool for non-RCT or controlled before-after, as well as the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) checklist for qualitative studies. We will analyze the overall strength of the evidence for each outcome using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) tool. Two independent researchers will conduct all evaluations and any disagreements will be consulted with a third reviewer. Data analysis and synthesis will be analyzed by the RevMan 5.3 software. We will conduct the study in accordance with the guideline of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analyses Protocols. This review will evaluate the effects of school-based food and nutrition education interventions on adolescent health promotion through healthy eating habits. The primary outcome will be changes in adolescent food consumption. Secondary outcomes will be biological parameters (e.g., body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), body composition, etc); biochemical parameters (e.g., glycemia, triglycerides, total cholesterol, etc); qualitative evidences that support or explain the effect of school-based food and nutrition education interventions on adolescent food consumption. The findings of this systematic review will summarize the latest evidence of the effects of school-based food and nutrition education interventions on adolescent health promotion. The findings will be an available reference for school-based interventions and other further research. PROSPERO CRD42019116520.
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000016977 pmid:31464944 pmcid:PMC6736443 fatcat:3pv4akgc7vhorhiforbfw6xw4e