Supporting Companies to Reform Nutrition Policies and Practices (REFORM): A Multi-centre Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial Protocol
The REFORM project aims to assess the effects of the provision of tailored support to food companies to reform their nutrition-related policies and practices. The Trans-Tasman study between Deakin University in Australia and the University of Auckland is lead by Associate Professor Gary Sacks and Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu.
The primary objective of this trial is to determine the effects on the nutrient profile (Health Star Rating) of food company product portfolios, of provision of tailored support to companies on their nutrition-related policies and practices (food composition, nutrition labelling, marketing to children, food accessibility), compared to food companies that are not offered the programme (the control).
The protocol sets out the details of how the study was conducted.