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Table 4 Contents of the BIB training programme for practitioners

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

Session Description of content
Background The background and context for the BIB obesity intervention study
Overview An overview of the HAPPY programme, an introduction to the 'Family Links’ parenting programme
Intervention mapping An introduction to intervention mapping. A lay explanation about how the intervention mapping approach was used as the foundation of the HAPPY intervention
BIB and Family Links How the intervention has been carefully woven into the existing family links programme
Evidence based practical education on the key messages Ensuring clear understanding and consistent approach to the nutrition, infant feeding and physical activity elements of the programme (new to these parenting practitioners), and their delivery using the manual and activities including cultural adaptation delivered by specialist practitioners (dietician , infant feeding and PA specialists)
The manual Time to familiarise themselves with the manual and resources
Boundaries and scope An overview of boundaries, scope, roles and responsibilities
Difficult questions Information about how to deal with difficult questions
Time to have a go Participation in activities included in the manual
Sticking to the manual An explanation of the importance of adhering to the manual in order to obtain a true test of the impact of the intervention (and that there would be times whereby the BIB team would be monitoring sessions to assess intervention fidelity)
Recording delivery experiences Information about how to log details about the way they delivered the intervention in order to determine which components of the intervention were delivered consistently, which were not, and the reasons for any discrepancies.