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Table 2 Performance objectives for improving healthy dietary habits and a meal patterns- an example

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

Self-regulation phase Performance objectives
Monitoring phase 1. Families monitor current dietary habits and reflect on their own habits
Motivation phase 2. Families decide to participate in the program
  3. Families decide to challenge themselves and be actively involved in group sessions
Goal setting phase 4. Families set maximum three challenging but attainable goals to improve dietary habits
Active goal pursuit 5. Parents plan meal for weekdays including purchase of food and beverages according to plan
  6. Families have a regular meal pattern and decide to have one family meal every day
  7. Parents serve adequate portion size to their child
  8. Families select and try healthy alternatives to unhealthy food and beverages
  9. Families understand and resist temptation to increase intake of unhealthy food and beverages
  10. Parents buy and serve food healthy food and beverages regularly and reduce the availability of unhealthy alternatives
Evaluation phase 11. Families evaluate their achievements according to goals
  12. Families make long-term planning to maintain their newly acquired behavior