Hi5+: Systematic Development of a Family Intervention to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Academic Article


  • This article describes the development of a peer-led home-based intervention to increase fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and family interaction among fourth graders and their families. Hi5+ intervention content and delivery strategies were developed using two complementary processes: cognitive mapping (CM), a consumerbased approach to identifying salient issues, and intervention mapping (IM), a comprehensive planning model. Step 1 involved creating plans to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of Hi5+. We delineated our performance objectives and then prioritized those determinants we felt were most salient and changeable. Step 2 involved selecting and utilizing cognitive and behavioral theory constructs to develop intervention methods and strategies. Step 3 involved designing and pilot testing the instructional materials and other intervention components. Step 4 entailed developing plans for program adoption and implementation, while the final step (Step 5) involved creating a comprehensive evaluation plan. Implications of this multistep approach to intervention development are discussed. © 2005, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Davies SL; Harrington K; Franklin FA; Shewchuk RM; Feese ML; Windle M
  • Start Page

  • 190
  • End Page

  • 201
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 2