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Table 1 Example of behavior change and family system theories integrated into a home visit

From: Latina mothers as agents of change in children’s eating habits: findings from the randomized controlled trial Entre Familia: Reflejos de Salud

Theoretical construct/Behavior change taxonomy


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Targeted Behavior

Fun activity

Goal setting (behavior)

Health behavior change through family change

Family meals

Add more vegetables to dinner

Broken hearts: How positive and negative communication affects us

Social incentive/reward

Effective family communication and use of positive reinforcement

Using food as a reward

Identify reinforcing family activities