Performance Nutrition for Residents and Fellows

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03698123


Currently, residents commonly experience dehydration and poor nutrition during nighttime duty hours as a result of heavy work load, lack of time to take nutrition and hydration breaks, or limited or no access to healthy food and drinks which may affect residents' work performance. The goal of this study is to compare the effects of two different meal compositions with no typical dietary practices (existing conditions) on work performance of the on-call residents during night shifts.

Official Title

Performance Nutrition for Residents and Fellows Working Overnight Shifts: A Pilot Study

Stanford Investigator(s)

Tait Shanafelt
Tait Shanafelt

Jeanie and Stew Ritchie Professor


Inclusion Criteria:

   - All residents and fellows performing in hospital overnight work

   - Must be able to eat plant source foods (e.g. soy, nuts, seeds) and animal source foods
   (e.g. meat, eggs, dairy products)

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Food allergies or sensitivities

   - Prior anaphylactic reaction to food

   - Strict dietary restrictions (e.g. vegan, gluten free)


other: Dietary Modification

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305