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Table 1 Overview of the content of the 22 online parenting videos

From: The effect of an online video intervention ‘Movie Models’ on specific parenting practices and parental self-efficacy related to children’s physical activity, screen-time and healthy diet: a quasi experimental study

Behavior Video Message Week in which video was offered to parents
Water Guideline Video on the guideline for children to drink at least five big or six small glasses a day, why drinking water is important, … 1
Tip 1 Let your child drink water limitless, and make rules concerning soft drink consumption (e.g., always drink water at dinner, except in weekends) 1
Tip 2 Motivate your child to drink water (e.g., fill your child’s favorite goblet with water, and give it to him/her when he/she plays outdoors) 1
Fruit Guideline Video on the guideline for children to eat at least two or three pieces of fruit a day, why eating fruit is important, … 1
Tip 1 Reinforce your child when he/she eats fruit (e.g., by giving a compliment) 1
Tip 2 Make sure that healthy fruit snacks can be eaten easily (e.g., peel and cut the fruit into slice before giving it as a snack to school) 1
Vegetables Guideline Video on the guideline for children to eat at least five to twelve spoons of vegetables a day, why eating vegetables is important, … 2
Tip 1 Motivate your child each time to taste a vegetable he/she does not like (e.g., it can be necessary to present a vegetable more than 10 times to your child before he/she likes it). 2
Tip 2 Make sure that healthy vegetable snacks can be eaten easily (e.g., peel and cut the vegetable into slice before giving it as a snack to school) 2
Breakfast Tip 1 Make sure breakfast is a peaceful and calm moment (e.g., the parent can make lunch the evening before so he/she can have breakfast together with the child.) 2
Supermarket Tip 1 Involve your child in buying fruit and vegetables in the supermarket. 2
Tip 2 Limit buying unhealthy food as much as possible (e.g., enter into agreements concerning buying cookies before going to the supermarket). 2
PA Guideline Video on the guideline for children to be physically active for at least 1 h a day, why PA is important, … 3
Tip 1 Try to be active in as many ways as possible during the day (e.g., by accompanying your child by bike to school) 3
Tip 2 Be a good model for your child by being physically active together with him/her (e.g., propose some activities you can do together). 3
Tip 3 Motivate your child to be physically active (e.g., when he/she suddenly does not want to go to the youth movement anymore). 3
Tip 4 Make physical activities pleasant for your child (e.g., let him/her choose to walk, roller-skate, ride a scooter…) 3
Screen-time Guideline Video on the guideline for children to limit screen time to 2 h a day, why sedentary behavior is unhealthy, … 4
Tip 1 Enter into agreements about screen-time, and be consistent (e.g., let your child play on his/her Nintendo for 30 min, and make sure he/she stops playing after half an hour). 4
Tip 2 Do not use TV or computer as a mean to keep your child calm (e.g., when you want to do the housekeeping). 4
Tip 3 Do pleasant activities together with your child instead of watching TV (e.g., on a sunny Sunday afternoon you can frisbee, cycle, go to the park,…) 4
General Time-out Video on using time-out when your child really misbehaves. 4