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Table 3 Antenatal and postnatal diet (desired outcome a) example of mapping determinant areas, change objectives, behaviour change objectives, and practical intervention applications

From: Using intervention mapping to develop a culturally appropriate intervention to prevent childhood obesity: the HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programme for Early Years) study

Determinant area Change objectives BCTs Practical application
Skills Develops ability to cook a meal from scratch - Increasing skills; Prompt self-monitoring - Cook a healthy meal and report outcomes
- Does target group know how to do x?    
Motivation and goals Increases motivation to eat healthily - Provide information about consequences - Importance of eating well for the baby
How much does target group want to do x?   - Prompt barrier identification - Address barriers to healthy eating and plan for ways to overcome them