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ERIC Number: EJ886862
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
School Nurses and Teachers: Attitudes regarding Inclusion of Breastfeeding Education in School Curricula
Spear, Hila J.
Journal of School Nursing, v26 n2 p137-146 2010
School nurses and middle and high school teachers (N = 107) participated in a survey that explored their attitudes and behaviors related to the inclusion of breastfeeding content to highlight the scientific and exceptional health advantages of breastfeeding and to promote a breastfeeding culture. Although some participants believed that breastfeeding content should not be part of school curriculum, the vast majority (86.9%) agreed that the benefits of breastfeeding should be taught to high school students; and over half (57.9%) supported teaching about the value of breastfeeding to middle school children. School nurses are well positioned to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors among student populations and play a pivotal and important role in the promotion of a breastfeeding culture and related positive behaviors. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia