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ERIC Number: EJ1168626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
How Family Socioeconomic Status, Peer Behaviors, and School-Based Intervention on Healthy Habits Influence Adolescent Eating Behaviors
Moreno-Maldonado, ConcepciĆ³n; Ramos, Pilar; Moreno, Carmen; Rivera, Francisco
School Psychology International, v39 n1 p92-118 Feb 2018
Psychologists in schools can play an important role in developing policies and programs to promote healthy eating habits. This study analyses the contributions of family socioeconomic status, peer influence (schoolmates' food consumption), and school-based nutrition interventions to explain adolescent eating behaviors. Data were obtained from the 2014 Health behaviour in school-aged children survey in Spain, with a sample of 6,851 adolescents (11- to 16-years-old). The results suggest that school-based healthy-eating programs could improve by considering parental education level and by implementing interventions focused on the peer social network. Policies that limit access to unhealthy products in schools--rather than simply offering healthy foods alongside unhealthy products--could be more effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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