Table 1

An overview of the Parents as Agents of Change (PAC) intervention curriculum
Session Title Content overview
1 Welcome Introduction and orientation; parents receive pre-intervention snapshot of their children’s lifestyle, behavioural and metabolic health measurements, which is used throughout the intervention to inform decisions regarding behaviour change priorities and goal-setting
2 Food For Thought Canada’s Food Guide, PAC nutrition goal #1 (intake of vegetables and fruit)
3 More Food For Thought Canada’s Food Guide, PAC nutrition goals #2 (intake of whole grain products) and #3 (intake of sugar-sweetened beverages)
4 It’s Your Move Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children, PAC physical activity goal #1 (steps / day)
5 Screensavers Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children, PAC physical activity goal #2 (leisure time screen time)
6 Portion Distortion Food labels, serving sizes vs portion sizes
7 Move It! Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Children, PAC physical activity goal #3 (moderate-to-vigorous physical activity)
8 Staying On Track Behaviour change relapse prevention
9 Get A Cue! Social cues influencing nutrition and physical activity
10 Positive Parenting Partnerships Limit-setting, boundaries, communication
11 Community Connections Environmental factors influencing nutrition, physical activity
12 Eating Out, Eating Healthy Menu reading, providing healthy lunches
13 Feelin’ Groovy! Healthy self-esteem and body image
14 Time Management Family-based priority setting
15 He Said, She Said Bullying, sibling rivalry, peer relationships
16 Ready, Set, Go! Intervention review, future planning and goal-setting

Ball et al.

Ball et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:114   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-114

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