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Table 2 Numbers of intervention centers (N = 15) shown by scores indexing each center’s implementation of Lunch is in the Bag

From: Efficacy of the Lunch is in the Bag intervention to increase parents’ packing of healthy bag lunches for young children: a cluster-randomized trial in early care and education centers

MultiAttribute Evaluation (MAE) tree with • branches and nodes that enabled aggregation of location measures from the process evaluation tools across attributes and components of implementation in the □ domain representing use of Lunch is in the Bag Low (score 0–50) Medium (score 51–75) High (score 76–100)
• ECE center staff sent parents the newsletters1 0 0 15
• Parents recalled receiving the newsletters2 0 2 13
• Parents read the newsletters2 0 2 13
• Parents recalled newsletter content re: fruit, veg, whole grain2 0 1 14
• Parents recalled newsletter content re: home practice activities2 0 6 10
• ECE center staff recalled content of the newsletters3 3 2 9
Newsletters sent, read, recalled 0 2 13
• ECE center staff installed the parent–child activity stations1 0 1 14
• Parent–child activity stations were configured as intended4 6 0 9
• ECE center staff recalled content of the parent–child stations1 2 0 13
• ECE center staff saw parents visit the parent–child stations1 8 6 1
• Parents recalled content of the parent–child activity stations2 2 11 2
Parent–child activity stations installed, visited, recalled 2 8 5
• Teachers did the classroom lessons with the children1 0 4 12
• Classroom activities were configured as intended4 9 6 0
• Teachers sent classroom notes to parents5 0 5 10
• Parents recalled classroom notes from the teachers5 0 10 5
• Parents recalled child talking about the classroom activities2 15 0 0
Classroom activities done, supported, talked about 0 15 0
• ECE center had child nutrition education in its curriculum6 5 3 7
• ECE center had policies re: nutrition education for parents6 7 8 0
• ECE center had informal policies/leaders support for nutrition6 4 7 4
Nutrition education and behavior advocated at the ECE center 7 7 1
□ Use of the intervention 3 10 2
Other items from data sources 2 and 3 were input to score multi-attribute evaluation (MAE) trees for:
□ Usability of the intervention from the users’ perspectives 0 9 6
□ Usefulness of the intervention from the users’ perspectives 0 3 12
  1. Data sources of the location measures at the bottom of the MAE trees: 1 = ECE Directors’ Weekly Activity Logs, 2 = Parent Summary Evaluation, 3 = ECE Staff Summary Evaluation, 4 = Innovation Configuration Observation Records , 5 = ECE Teachers’ Weekly Classroom Activity Logs, 6 = ECE Director Questionnaire