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Table 3 Performance objectives related to changes in determinants with regard to improve dietary pattern- 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

  Personal      Home environment  
  Knowledge and risk-perception Awareness Attitude Skills (self-regulation) Self-efficacy Social influence /reinforcement Availability
Families select and try healthy alternatives to unhealthy food and beverages 1. Families are able to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food and beverages
2. Families can describe the problems associated with increased intake of unhealthy snacks and drinks
3. Families can identify healthy alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks
1. Families can describe the health benefits of a high intake of healthy food and beverages (especially focus on increased intake of vegetables) 1. Families feel positive about making changes to increase intake of healthy food and beverages
2. Families express a positive attitude toward choosing healthy alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks
1. Families can explain to others the problems associated with a high intake of unhealthy food and beverages
2. Parents demonstrate setting appropriate limits for children regarding intake of unhealthy food and beverages
3. Families practices skills to ask for healthy alternatives in different settings
4. Families taste healthy alternatives to unhealthy snacks and drinks
1. Families express confidence in ability to recognize healthy and unhealthy food and beverages
2. Families show confidence to select healthy snacks and drinks
3. Families show confidence to try new snacks and drinks
1. Parents praises child for increasing healthy eating habits
2. Parents and other family members decrease intake of unhealthy food and beverages
1. Parents increases the availability and accessibility of healthy snacks and drinks at home
2. Parents reduces the availability and accessibility of unhealthy snacks and drinks at home