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Table 1 HOME Plus study intervention content by session with behavioral change clusters and techniques [41] used

From: Promoting healthful family meals to prevent obesity: HOME Plus, a randomized controlled trial

Session Name Topics Behavior Change Technique Clusters Used Behavior Change Technique Cluster Components Implemented
Within all sessions • Check-in/opening discussion Feedback and monitoring Others monitoring with awareness
Feedback on behavior
Self-monitoring of behavior
Self-monitoring of outcome of behavior
Goals and planning Goal setting (behavior)
Problem solving/coping planning
Goal setting (outcome)
Action planning (including implementation of intentions)
Review behavior goal(s)
Discrepancy between current behavior and goal standard
Review outcome goal(s)
Commitment
Social support Social support (general)
  • Taster’s Choice (Taste-testing) Associations Exposure
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Habit formation
Comparison of Behavior Modeling of behavior
   Social support Social support (general)
  • Taster’s Choice (Taste-Testing) Homework Reward and Threat Incentive
  • Cooking Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
   Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Habit formation
  • Family Meal Social Support Social support (general)
   Comparison of Behavior Modeling of behavior
   Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
   Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
1-Let’s get started • Best family meal ever
• Wash, chop, slice and safety…kitchen basics
Natural Consequences Health consequences
Self-assessment of affective consequences
Goals and planning Goal setting (behavior)
Problem solving/coping planning
Goal setting (outcome)
Action planning (including implementation of intentions)
Review behavior goal(s)
Discrepancy between current behavior and goal standard
Review outcome goal(s)
Commitment
Social Support Social support (general)
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
2-Ready, Set, Goal • Goal setting…breaking it into bite-size pieces
• Let’s give them something to talk about–conversation starters
• Recipe revolution–common abbreviations
Goals and planning Goal setting (behavior)
Problem solving/coping planning
Goal setting (outcome)
Action planning (including implementation of intentions)
Review behavior goal(s)
Discrepancy between current behavior and goal standard
Review outcome goal(s)
Commitment
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
3-Thinking outside the box • Switch it up: meal planning makeovers
• Go! Slow! Whoa!
• Successful recipes = accurate measures
Antecedents Restructuring the physical environment
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Behavior substitution
Social Support Social support (general)
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
4- What’s for dinner 2night? • Cook today, eat tomorrow–or freeze for another day
• READ it before you EAT it
• A dash of this, a pinch of that–measuring ingredients
Social Support Social support (general)
Comparison of outcomes Pros and cons
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Habit formation
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
5-Too much? Not enough? • Portion distortion– helpings, portions and servings
• Are you hungry? Full? Listening to your body’s cues
• Get creative-colorful, fresh and nutritious salads
Feedback and Monitoring Self-monitoring of behavior
Self-monitoring of outcome of behavior
Repetition and Substitution Habit formation
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
6-Keep it under wraps • Fast, fun and full of acceptance–ideas for picky eaters
• Making sense of advertising
• Wrap it up-Quick and easy meals
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
Comparison of Behavior Modeling of behavior
Natural consequences Self-assessment of affective consequences
7-Balance, balance, keep the balance • Healthy snacks-beyond apples and oranges
• The race is on…choosing healthy snacks
• Peel! Chop! Fruits!
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Behavior substitution
Habit formation
Habit reversal
Natural Consequences Health Consequences
Antecedents Restructuring the physical environment
Associations Prompts/cues
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
8-Less sugar and fat–a sweet deal • Sip smarter–the bottom line on sugary drinks
• Which snack or beverage? Check the facts!
• Peel! Chop! Vegetables!
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Behavior substitution
Habit formation
Habit reversal
Natural Consequences Health Consequences
Antecedents Restructuring the physical environment
Associations Prompts/cues
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
9-AGREENable meals and snacks • Why your choices matter
• Celebrate seasons–picking produce that’s fresh & less expensive
Repetition and Substitution Behavioral rehearsal/practice
Behavior substitution
Habit formation
Habit reversal
Natural Consequences Health Consequences
Antecedents Restructuring the physical environment
Associations Prompts/cues
Shaping knowledge Instruction on how to perform a behavior
Comparison of Behavior Modeling of behavior
10-The future is bright…planning ahead • The Celebrity Chef is…you!
• Kids can do it…families can do it
Repetition and Substitution Habit formation
Self-belief Verbal persuasion to boost self-efficacy
Focus on past success
Identity Self-affirmation
Identity associated with behavior change
  Goals and planning Goal setting (behavior)
Problem solving/coping planning
Goal setting (outcome)
Action planning (including implementation of intentions)
Review behavior goal(s)
Discrepancy between current behavior and goal standard
Review outcome goal(s)
Commitment