Make Strategy Decisions
Write Behavioral Objectives
The next step is to turn each specific behavior into a behavioral objective.
A behavioral objective is something that you will use as a program planner to
determine if your program is working. It should meet the "SMART" criteria
- Achievable (or Attainable).
- Relevant (or Realistic).
Some examples of SMART behavioral objectives are
- Mothers of preschool children in Oak Park neighborhood will offer at least
one additional ½ cup serving of a fruit or vegetable each day to their children
between (date) and (date).
- High school principals in Eastside school system will replace all
sugar-sweetened beverages with water and 100% fruit juice in all school vending
machines by (date).
- Increase percentage of urban African-American tween males in the state who
are involved in active play (outside of school time and with peers) for at least
60 minutes a day, 5 days a week from 35% to 50% by the end of this year.*