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Table 3 Schematic overview of the ‘E-health4Uth Healthy Toddler’ intervention

From: Primary prevention of overweight in preschool children, the BeeBOFT study (breastfeeding, breakfast daily, outside playing, few sweet drinks, less TV viewing): design of a cluster randomized controlled trial

Steps according persuasion- Element of the ‘Healthy   Age of the
communication model [[20]] Toddler’ intervention Content/activities child
Attention for the health message 1st E-health module - Assessment of four key behaviors ± 18 months
- Assessment of parenting behavior
- Feedback on four key behaviors, in comparison with recommendations
- Tailored advice, taking into account the four behaviors and parenting practices
Changing determinants and behavior: Counseling with motivational interviewing technique - Making parents aware of their child’s behavior ± 18 months
- Motivate parents to prevent overweight in their child
- Attitude
- Self-efficacy - Stress the parents responsibility and importance of strict parenting
- Parenting behavior   - Motivate parents to change their parenting
- Discuss advantages of strict parenting
- Discuss potential barriers (e.g. time constraints)
- Improve self-efficacy
- Provide parenting skills:
- Setting rules, giving good examples, use praise and award, do not use food as a means of control
Maintain behavior change Reminder - Reminder of tailored advice from E-Health module ± 18 months
- Positive feedback
  2nd E-health module - Assessment of four key behaviors ± 24 months
- Assessment of parenting behavior
- If behavior change was achieved, parents receive positive feedback. If not, parents receive tailored advice
  2nd Counseling with motivational interviewing technique - Assessment of behavior ± 24 months
- If behavior is improved, provide positive feedback. If not, repeat activities described in 1st counseling
  2nd Reminder - Reminder of tailored advice from E-Health module ± 24 months