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Table 1 Overview of the core elements of the ASPIRE model and intervention activities

From: Evaluation of a health-related intervention to reduce overweight, obesity and increase employment in France and the United Kingdom: a mixed-methods realist evaluation protocol

ASPIRE theme Intervention activities
 Self-esteem and support within a community • Virtual reality guided meditation
• Listening points
• Self-care and self-image support activities
• Motivational interviewing
• Sophrology
• Positive experience workshops
• Integration into a commitment valuation system
• Understanding behaviour change workshops
 Grow your own - ‘Being Active’ • Setting up and maintaining community allotment or personal vegetable patch workshops
• Walking groups
• Understanding of seasonal and local food cultivation workshops
• Fitness and wellbeing classes: yoga, tai chi, mindfulness
• Health and safety in the garden workshop
• Level 1 Award in Horticultural Skills
 Eat your own - ‘Nutrition’ • Diet and nutrition workshops
• Cooking classes
• Food shop on a budget tools and support
• Cooking on a budget/cooking with leftovers resources
• Sourcing cheaper healthy produce
• Meal planning, reducing waste and food preservation workshops.
• Cooking with home grown produce
• Cooking with limited resources
• Food Safety in Catering Levels 1 and 2
• Level 1 Cert in Food prep and cooking
 Sell your own - ‘Achieving goals and employability’ • Soft skills recognition and development workshops
• Links with local business to offer volunteering and work experience
• Interview preparation: mental and physical via workshops and virtual reality
• Entrepreneurship support
• Workshops to define skills (interpersonal skills and know-how), strengths and weaknesses
• Know how to introduce yourself (in connection with the virtual reality interviews)
• Interview with a referent
• Level 2 Principles of COSHH (Control of Substances, Hazardous to health)
• Level 2 Principles of Manual Handling
• Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work.