Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
Location
at San Francisco, California
Dates
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
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Hilary Seligman

Description

Summary

The goal of this study is to determine the relationship between produce prescription program 'dose' on benefit redemption, food insecurity, and fruit and vegetable consumption. Participants will be randomized to receive one of three fruit and vegetable benefit dose amounts for 6 months ($40, $80, or $110/month).

Official Title

Comparison of Produce Prescription Benefit Dosage on Redemption

Details

Emerging evidence from the growing body of research around 'Food is Medicine' interventions shows promise that produce prescriptions (PPR) improve health by enabling purchases of healthy foods, reducing food insecurity, and improving diet quality. However, PPR amounts are often set seemingly arbitrarily, without clear connection to their intended purpose. In this study, investigators will conduct a three-armed randomized trial of 240 participants in Stockton, CA to test the impact of three 'doses' of a fruit and vegetable benefit on benefit redemption, food security, and fruit and vegetable intake. The goal of this study is to determine the relationship between PPR program 'dose' and the key intermediate outcomes of benefit redemption (primary outcome), food insecurity, and consumption of incentivized foods (secondary outcomes). Investigators will also seek to identify any 'ceiling effect' above which further increases in benefit value do not lead to further benefit redemption. This will be highly informative for subsequent PPR research. Investigators will leverage the existing infrastructure of the Vouchers 4 Veggies - EatSF produce prescription program to ensure feasibility.

Keywords

Food Insecurity, Monetary benefit to purchase fruits and vegetables

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Individual receiving services at El Concilio, located in Stockton, CA
  • Age 18+
  • English or Spanish speaking
  • Literacy sufficient to complete a written survey
  • Technologic capacity to complete an online survey

You CAN'T join if...

  • non English or Spanish speaking
  • cognitive impairment severe enough to interfere with understanding of the survey or consent form, whether due to cognitive delay, substance abuse, dementia, mental illness, or other etiologies

Location

  • UCSF
    San Francisco California 94110 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF

  • Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS
    Hilary Seligman, MD, MAS is Professor at the University of California San Francisco with appointments in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Seligman directs the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCSF, School of Medicine.

Details

Status
not yet accepting patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, San Francisco
ID
NCT05978843
Study Type
Interventional
Participants
Expecting 240 study participants
Last Updated