Would you like to set some goals related to healthy eating, meal planning or eating as a family? Then consider writing them down, using our Goals Handout.
When you write down your goals, you have a better chance of achieving them.
Here’s an easy way to set goals and see if you’re meeting them. It’s called the SMART approach.
SMART stands for:
|As you write your goal(s), keep these questions in mind:|
|Specific||What exactly are you going to do?
Be specific about what you want to accomplish.
|Measurable||Can you measure it?
Use a number (three times a week) or a date (by Friday) with your goal so you’ll know when you’ve accomplished it.
|Attainable/Achievable||Can you get it done?
Don’t make your goal too big or difficult.
|Relevant||Will this goal help me accomplish something good?
Think about goals that are important to you and will help you.
|Time bound||When will I accomplish this goal?
Put a date (by Friday) or timeline (by next month) on your goal. That will help you have a deadline for meeting it.
Sample Smart Goals
Here are some sample goals using the SMART approach:
- I will try a new vegetable each week for a month, starting (insert the date).
- I will be physically active for 10 minutes a day, every day this week.
- I will make a grocery list before going grocery shopping for three weeks in a row, starting (insert the date).