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Table 2 Monthly intervention activities for preschool staff, parents and children

From: A feasibility study with process evaluation of a preschool intervention to improve child and family lifestyle behaviours

Month Module title Activities led by NPs Activities led by and for parents Activities for children
1 Introductory session Meet with parents (reflection and goal-setting – group or individual)
Activities with children
Analysing self-monitoring diary and goal setting (consented parents)
Information sheets – ‘Activity Tips and Eating Well for 3–5 year olds’
Fruit tasting sessions
Learning a new song – ‘Apples and Bananas’
Healthy meals and physical activity with parents
2 Five-a-day and Portion sizes Monthly parent meetings
Activities with children
Update notice board
Reflection and monitoring of goals (consented parents)
Information sheets- Snack tips, Five-a-day tips, portion size advice, snack and breakfast ideas, activity tips.
Monthly challenges – The Carrot Challenge, No TV day, Our family achievement sheet, Our family reward chart
Rope and playground games
Make ‘No TV’ signs
Think of activities to do instead of watching TV
Snack and art activities with carrots
The Carrot challenge cooking activity with parents
Physical activities with parents
Learning a new song – ‘The Good Food Song’
3 Active Play Monthly parent meetings
Activities with children
Update notice board
Reflection and monitoring of goals (consented parents) Information sheets – Meal times and drink facts, Snack and breakfast ideas, Active play
Monthly challenges – The Apple Challenge, NO TV for 2 days, Family active challenge, Our family achievement sheet, Our family reward chart
Playground games and rope skills
Learning about the importance of breakfast
No TV signs and alternative activity ideas
The Apple Challenge cooking activity with parents
Physical activities with parents
Activities with apples
Learning a new song – ‘Round the Apple Tree’
4 Vegetable Tasters Monthly parent meetings
Activities with children
Update notice board
Reflection and monitoring of goals (consented parents)
Relapse prevention and coping strategies
Information sheets – My child doesn’t like vegetables, Snack and breakfast ideas, Rainy day activities
Monthly challenges – The Broccoli Challenge, No TV for 3 days, Family active challenge, Our family achievement sheet, Our family reward chart
Family activity ideas
No TV ideas
Activities with broccoli and vegetable tasting sessions
The Broccoli Challenge cooking activity with parents
Physical activities with parents
Learning a new song – ‘Oh do you eat your vegetables?’
5 Go Bananas! Monthly parent meetings
Activities with children
Update notice board
Reflection and monitoring of goals (consented parents)
Information sheets – Snack swaps, Snack and breakfast ideas, Make walks interesting
Monthly challenges – The Banana Challenge, NO TV for 5 days, Family activity challenge, Our family achievement sheet, Our family reward chart
Ideas for no TV
Activities with bananas
End of programme preschool party – with fruit skewers
The Banana Challenge cooking activity with parents
Physical activities with parents
Learning a new song ‘Buy me a banana’