Impact of Behavioral Economic Strategies on Low-Income Older Adults' Food Choices in Online Retail Settings

Impact of Behavioral Economic Strategies on Low-Income Older Adults' Food Choices in Online Retail Settings

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: NYU Langone Health

Collaborator: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Source NYU Langone Health
Brief Summary

The specific aims of this proposal are to 1) develop the components of a behavioral economics strategy (i.e., healthy bundle defaults) to influence diet behaviors; 2) characterize the online grocery shopping behaviors and attitudes of low-income adults nationally; and 3) examine the extent to which "healthy bundles defaults" and other behavioral economic strategies increase fruit and vegetable purchases among low-income adults in an online randomized controlled experiment.

Overall Status Not yet recruiting
Start Date April 5, 2021
Completion Date April 30, 2021
Primary Completion Date April 30, 2021
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Proportion of real dollars spent on total fruit and vegetables 1 day
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Proportion of out-of-pocket dollars spent on total fruits and vegetables per basket 1 day
Proportion of real dollars spent on eligible fruits only 1 day
Proportion of real dollars spent on eligible vegetables only 1 day
Proportion of real dollars spent on eligible fresh fruits and vegetables 1 day
Proportion of real dollars spent on eligible frozen fruits and vegetables 1 day
Proportion of real dollars spent on eligible canned fruits and vegetables 1 day
Total calories 1 day
Total calories from fruits and vegetables 1 day
Number of participants who purchased fruits and/or vegetables 1 day
Number of participants who "accepted" default shopping cart items (conditions 3 and 4 only) 1 day
Enrollment 2528
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Behavioral

Intervention Name: Simulated Grocery Shopping Exercise

Description: Participants will click a link and simulate a shopping experience by selecting a week's worth of SNAP-eligible groceries for their household in a web-based supermarket platform

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - aged 18-99 years - ability to read and speak English - have ever received SNAP benefits - live with fewer than 5 people - access to a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. Exclusion Criteria: - aged <18 years or >99 years - lack the ability to read and speak English - have never received SNAP benefits - live with 5 or more people - do not have access to a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 99 Years

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Pasquale Rummo, MPH, PhD Principal Investigator NYU Langone Health
Overall Contact

Last Name: Pasquale Rummo, MPH, PhD

Phone: 914-316-5907

Email: [email protected]

Verification Date

February 2021

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Number Of Arms 4
Arm Group

Label: Control

Type: Sham Comparator

Description: The grocery shopping simulation will not include any discounts or bundles

Label: Discount

Type: Active Comparator

Description: The grocery shopping simulation will include discount on eligible fruits and vegetables

Label: Bundles

Type: Active Comparator

Description: The grocery shopping simulation will include healthy bundle defaults with no discount

Label: Bundles and Discount

Type: Active Comparator

Description: The grocery shopping simulation will include healthy bundle defaults plus a discount

Patient Data Yes
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment

Primary Purpose: Prevention

Masking: None (Open Label)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov