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Table 1 Overview of the topics and strategies in each Lifestyle Triple P session

From: Lifestyle Triple P: a parenting intervention for childhood obesity

Session Topics Strategies
Session 1: Preparing for change Nature and causes of obesity
Overview of Lifestyle Triple P
Readiness to change
Session 2: Understanding nutrition Increasing children’s self-esteem
Food groups and daily servings
Nutrition goals
Spending quality time with your child
Talking to your child
Showing affection
Session 3: Understanding physical activity Encouraging healthy behaviors
Physical activity goals
Increasing incidental activity
Reducing sugar intake
Giving frequent praise
Setting a good example
Replacing foods high in added sugar
Providing water as a regular drink
Spending family leisure time in active ways
Encouraging active means of transport
Session 4: Using rewards and modifying recipes Using behavior charts
Reducing fat intake
Modifying recipes
Using behavior charts
Buying low-fat foods
Using low-fat cooking methods
Replacing high-fat ingredients
Session 5: Limiting sedentary activity and reading food labels Limiting sedentary activities
Establishing ground rules
Reading food labels
Establishing clear ground rules
Using targeted discussion to deal with rule-breaking
Reading food labels
Limiting sedentary activities
Session 6: Playing active games Providing active alternatives
Improving movement skills
Providing active games
Playing with your child
Session 7: Providing healthy meals Establishing eating routines
Providing healthy meals/snacks
Children’s participation in sport
Establishing eating routines
Providing healthy meals and snacks
Encouraging participation in sport
Session 8: Managing problem behavior Managing problem behaviors Using planned ignoring for minor misbehavior
Giving clear, calm instructions
Backing up instructions with consequences, quiet time, or time-out
Session 9: Using Lifestyle Triple P strategies 1 Implementing strategies  
Session 10: Using Lifestyle Triple P strategies 2 Implementing strategies  
Session 11: Planning ahead Family survival tips
High-risk situations
Planned activities routine
Session 12: Using planned activities 1 Implementing planned activities routine  
Session 13: Using planned activities 2 Implementing planned activities routine  
Session 14: Program Close Progress review
Maintaining changes
Problem solving for the future