Mad Dog Cooking Class Series: Effects on Dietary Self-efficacy, Eating Behaviors and Health Outcomes

Alternative or complimentary methods
Mental health
Online since 30 August 2023, updated 179 days ago

About this trial

Spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are both conditions characterized by chronic inflammation as indicated by elevated levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. These cytokine...

Included participants

Gender
All
Age
≥ 18 years
Injury level
C1 - S5
  • Severity (AIS)?
  • Time since injury
    All
    Healthy volunteers
    No
    C1-S5

    What’s involved

    Type

    Alternative or complimentary methods

    Details

    As mentioned above, the Mad Dog cooking series consists of 6 once-weekly cooking classes and educational sessions where a group of individuals with neuromuscular disability can come together to learn about the health benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet, receive instruction on how to cook selected anti-inflammatory recipes, and experiment with various pieces of accessible kitchen equipment that may increase their meal preparation skills. These classes will take place in the kitchen in the Brock Research and Innovation Centre (130 Lockhart Drive) which is a completely accessible building. The classes will be led by a Brock University graduate student and take approximately 90 minutes each, and each class will have a different theme (See below). This series will also allow participants to share a meal together once per week which the investigators expect (based on past feedback) to foster a sense of community and belonging, improve mood and increase the likelihood of long term adherence to the anti-inflammatory diet. Schedule: Week 1: Introduction to Anti-Inflammatory Eating (Veggies and Pita with Mad Dog Hummus, Mad Dog Thai Curry, Mad Dog Nut Mix) Week 2: Focus on Breakfast (Chocolate Protein Smoothie, Poached Eggs Potato Hash and Wilted Kale, Overnight Oats) Week 3: Healthy Flavors of the Globe (Baked Plantain and Sweet Potato Chips, Lentil Tacos with rice and beans, Sugarless Sticky Toffee Pudding) Week 4: Tribute to Canada (Split Pea Soup, Chicken Tourtière with roasted veggies, Nanaimo Bars) Week 5: Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouses (Green Juice, Chicken Breast with Kale and Wild Rice Salad, Turmeric Coconut Bites) Week 6: Protein Positive (White Bean Dip with veggies and crackers, Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Potato Protein Pudding)

    Potential benefits

    Main benefits

    Mental health

    Additional benefits

    Good to know: Potential benefits are defined as outcomes that are being measured during and/or after the trial.

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    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Organisation
    • Brock University
    • Trial recruitment status
    • Recruiting soon
    • Trial start date
    • 1 Sep 2023
    • Organisation
    • Brock University

    Wings for Life supports SCITrialsFinder

    Wings for Life has proudly initiated, led and funded the new version of the SCI Trials Finder website. Wings for Life aims to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. The not-for-profit foundation funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe.

    Learn more