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Table 2 FIVALIN project activities description by participation options

From: Family-based intervention to prevent childhood obesity among school-age children of low socioeconomic status: study protocol of the FIVALIN project

Activity description Intervention Control
High intensity Low Intensity
Email and phone calls to invite CCC to participate in the project. Yes Yes Yes
Communication material delivered: 1 poster per CCC and 1 project introduction leaflet to each participant family. Yes Yes No
1 qualitative session implemented with CCC educators (2 h) before the project starts in the CCC to know participants’ family sociodemographic characteristics, their healthy lifestyles, and the CCC particularities. Yes Yes No
3 training (4 h/training): face to face training with all the CCC participants educators every 2 months in the GF headquarter to promote the FIVALIN community, and share project methodology, theoretical basis, and project follow-up indicators. Yes Yes No
Sport educational sessions guide delivered to CCC. The guide contains all the sport educational sessions that should be implemented by the CCC educators. For each healthy habit, the guide includes: i) Health messages definition; and ii) Sport educational sessions description: 8 sport educational sessions for health topic. Yes No No
Sport material box delivered to CCC with all material needed to implement the sport educational sessions. Yes No No
Follow-up online meetings (1 h/meeting) with CCC educators. Yes. 6 meetings Yes. 3 meetings No
32 sport educational sessions (1 h/session) implemented by CCC educators using the sport educational sessions guide and sport material delivered. For each healthy habit, 4 health messages are promoted. For each healthy habit, 2 sport educational sessions are implemented. Yes No No
Family (children and adults)
8 family workshops
(2 h/workshop) involving a group of 15 to 20 children and parents from each CCC implemented in the CCC by GF staff with the support of CCC educators.
Yes. 8 Workshops:
(1) Baseline evaluation
(2) Welcoming
(3) Sleep duration and quality
(4) Healthy Diet
(5) Emotional Wellbeing
(6) PA & Sport
(7) Closing
(8) Final evaluation
Yes. 3 Workshops:
(1) Baseline evaluative
(2) General health awareness
(3) Final evaluation
32 mobile messaging sent to participants’ families by using text, images, and infographics methods:
(1) 8 mobiles messages, 1 before each family workshop, to recall families and promote their attendance.
(2) 8 mobile messages, 1 after each family workshop, to reinforce the health topics promoted in the workshops.
(3) 16 mobile messages, 1 after each cycle of 2 sport educational sessions dedicated to each healthy habit to reinforce it.
Yes Yes No
8 challenges videos done by high profile supporters (such as professional athletes and celebrities) posing a healthy challenge as a family related to one health topic. Yes Yes No
Health promotion educational material shared with families after each workshop to reinforce the health messages shared in the sessions and workshops. Yes Yes Yes
GF staff
Weekly meeting (1 h) with project coordinators. Yes Yes Yes
3 training (4 h/training): face to face training with all GF staff that coordinate and implement the project. Yes Yes Yes
Voice message report after each family workshop. Yes Yes Yes
Ongoing support with project coordinators to tackle all the project needs. Yes Yes Yes