The prevalence of chronic diseases is increasing largely due to suboptimal dietary habits. It is not known whether individualized, supermarket-based, nutrition education delivered by registered dietitians, utilizing the advantages of the in-store and online environments, and electronically collected purchasing data, can increase dietary quality.
The Supermarket and Web-based Intervention targeting Nutrition (SuperWIN) for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Trial is a randomized, controlled dietary intervention study. Adults identified from a primary care network with one or more risk factors were randomized at their preferred store to: 1) standard of care plus individualized, point- of-purchase (POP) nutrition education; 2) standard of care plus individualized, POP nutrition education enhanced with online shopping technologies and training; or 3) standard of care alone. Educational sessions within each store’s clinic and aisles, emphasized the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. The primary assessment was an intention-to-treat comparison on the effects of the dietary interventions on mean change in DASH score (90-point range) from baseline to 3 months (post-intervention). Additional outcomes included blood pressure, lipids, weight, purchasing behavior, food literacy, and intervention feedback. Between April 2019 through February 2021, 267 participants were randomized (20 excluded due to COVID pandemic). Median age was 58 years, 69% were female, 64% had a college degree, 53% worked full-time, 64% were obese, 73% were treated with blood pressure and 42% with cholesterol medications, and most had low-to-moderate diet quality.
The SuperWIN Trial was designed to provide a rigorous evaluation of the efficacy of two novel, comprehensive, supermarket-based dietary intervention programs.

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