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Table 2 H2GO! intervention content

From: Design and methods for a community-based intervention to reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth: H2GO! study

Session Health component Narrative component
1 Topic: Water is Good for You!
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to drink water during the session
 • Discuss benefits of drinking water
 • Discuss dehydration and over-hydration
 • Set individual water intake goals
 • Instruct youth how to keep track of water intake
Topic: Print Narratives to Promote Water Intake
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information learned about water in the previous health session
 • Guide youth in creating messages (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on drinking water through print narratives (e.g., PSAs, comics)
2 Topic: Re-think Your Drink
Objectives
 • Help youth identify non-sweetened alternative beverages to SSBs
 • Conduct a group taste test of alternative beverage options
 • Encourage youth to try different beverage options
 • Discuss as a group experiences, reactions, and preferences from the taste test
Topic: Print Narratives to Encourage Sampling Different Types of Water
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information and experiences in the previous health session about the different types of water they tasted
 • Guide youth in creating messages (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on trying different types of water through print narratives (e.g., PSAs, comics)
3 Topic: Find the Facts
Objectives
 • Instruct youth on nutrition labels
 • Guide youth on experiments with measuring serving size and sugar in a variety of SSBs
 • Help youth identify SSBs and non-SSBs
Topic: Print Narratives to Explain Beverage Nutrition Labels
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information about nutrition labels, serving sizes, and amount of sugar in SSBs in the previous health session
 • Guide youth in creating messages (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on reading nutrition labels, serving sizes, and amount of sugar in SSBs through print narratives (e.g., print PSAs, comics)
4 Topic: Explore the Corner Store
Objectives
 • Identify different types of SSBs in a local corner or grocery store by reading labels
 • Distinguish between SSBs and non-SSBs in a convenience store by reading labels
 • Go into a store and not purchase SSBs
Topic: Audio Narratives to Explain Different Types of SSBs
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information about different types of SSBs discussed in the previous health session
 • Guide youth in creating messages (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on the different types of SSBs through audio narratives (e.g., short stories, word skits, raps, songs)
5 Topic: Water, water, everywhere
Objectives
 • Identify opportunities to drink water in various settings
 • Explain ways to get water in various settings
Topic: Video Narratives to Overcome Barriers to Drinking Water
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information learned about barriers and facilitators to drinking water in the previous health session
 • Guide youth in creating messages for (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on overcoming barriers to drinking water through group-based video narratives (e.g., script development for skits; rehearsal for filming)
6 Topic: Triggers for SSBs
Objectives
 • Identify triggers for SSBs
 • Brainstorm ways to avoid SSBs
Topic: Video Narratives to Overcome Barriers to Drinking Water and Manage SSB Triggers
Objectives
 • Encourage youth to recall information learned in health sessions 5 and 6
 • Guide youth in creating messages (tailored for their parents/caregivers) on managing SSBs triggers through group-based video narratives (e.g., revise skit scripts as needed; film group skits)
7 Topic: Boys and Girls Club Open House
Objectives
 • Celebrate youth program completion through distribution of certificates and prizes
 • Strategically display print narratives throughout the club (e.g., by water fountains, vending machines)
 • Play video and audio narratives created through Club announcement system
 • Host a free taste test of flavored water for all Boys and Girls Club members