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Table 1 Specific program objectives of the intervention study

From: Using the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop a family-based intervention for improving lifestyle habits among overweight and obese children: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial

Key behaviors Main objectives
ᅟPhysical activity 1. Increase daily physical activity levels
  2. Decrease sedentary time and screen viewing time
ᅟDiet 3. Establish regular meal patterns
  4. Increase number of family meals
  5. Regulate/decrease portion sizes
  6. Increase intake of healthy food and beverages and decrease intake of unhealthy alternatives
Lower the energy density of frequently consumed food and beverages:
 • Incorporate a large portion of fruits and vegetables into meals
 • Lean meats
 • Whole grains, legumes
 • Low-fat dairy products
 • Water instead of sugary beverages to quench thirst
 • Consume appetizers low in energy density
ᅟFamily structure 7. Establishing adequate sleep duration patterns
  8. Increase self-esteem
  9. Strengthening perceived autonomy support (parents)
  10. Strengthening autonomous regulation and self-efficacy (parents)
Health indicators Subsidiary objectives
ᅟBMI/perceived health 1. Reduced BMI-for-age z-score (Iso-BMI)
  2. Improved self-perceived health