Healthy Me for Healthcare Professionals

The Healthy Me Toolkit includes a set of behavioral interventions that can be used to engage adolescents in positive health behaviors specifically aimed at addressing or preventing obesity. These are practical tools to help incorporate behavior change concepts into healthcare settings, such as office practice, or in other settings where adolescent health is addressed.

The interventions are based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, which construes change as a process that unfolds over time and involves progress through a series of stages. This toolkit provides several interventions that can be implemented at each stage according to the adolescent’s level of readiness for change, including

  • Identifying the Benefits of Healthy Strategies
  • Understanding the Link Between Behavior & Weight
  • Identifying Defense Mechanisms
  • Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Behavior Change
  • Goal Setting, Rewards & Contracting
Learn More About The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change See the Toolkit