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Using goal setting as a strategy for dietary behavior change.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11374350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Recent reviews have noted that behavioral theory-based nutrition education programs are more successful at achieving food behavior change than knowledge-based programs and that a clear understanding of the mechanisms of behavior change procedures enable dietetics professionals to more effectively promote change. Successful dietary behavior change programs target 1 or more of the personal, behavioral, or environmental factors that influence the behavior of interest and apply theory-based strategies to influence or change those factors. Goal setting is a strategy that is frequently used to help people change. A 4-step goal-setting process has been identified: recognizing a need for change; establishing a goal; adopting a goal-directed activity and self-monitoring it; and self-rewarding goal attainment. The applications of goal setting in dietary interventions for adults and children are reviewed here. Because interventions using goal setting appear to promote dietary change, dietitians should consider incorporating the goal-setting strategies to enhance the behavior change process in nutrition education programs.
Authors:
K W Cullen; T Baranowski; S P Smith
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-25     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  562-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Children's Nutrition Research Center, 1100 Bates, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Behavior Therapy*
Child
Feeding Behavior*
Female
Goals*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Internal-External Control
Male
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R03 CA79413/CA/NCI NIH HHS; R25CA56452/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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