Table 2

The intervention approaches for the objectives of the five Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well intervention communities*.

Intervention approach

Intervention objectives

Capacity building

Policy development & implementation

Community strengthening

Health skills & action competencies

Social marketing


Increase consumption of healthy food at home and/or in the community

2,4

4

2

2,4,5

2

Increase consumption of and access to fruit and vegetables

2,3,4

2,3,4

2,3

2,3,4

2,3,4

Decrease consumption of high fat, sugar, salt and energy dense foods

2,3

1,2,3

2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

Increase water consumption

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4,5

1,2,3,4

Decrease consumption of high sugar drinks

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

1,2,3,4

Increase the number of recreational opportunities for students/adults

3,4,5

2,3

3,5

5

Increase opportunities for formal and/or informal physical activity

2,3,4

2,3

2,3

2,3,4

2,3,4

Increase active transport

3

3,5

1,2

Increase awareness of healthy eating and physical activity guidelines

4,5

1,2,4

1,2,3,5

Increase initiation and duration of breastfeeding

2

Improve healthy lifestyle using intergenerational and role modeling approaches

1

1

1,2

1,2

Foster positive body image

3

3

3

Community capacity building (leadership, partnerships, infrastructure etc)

1,2,3,4,5

2

1,5


*The numbers relate to the specific intervention communities (1-5), see table 1 for more details.

de Silva-Sanigorski et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:65   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-65

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