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Snelling, Anastasia; Belson, Sarah Irvine; Watts, Erin; Malloy, Elizabeth; Van Dyke, Hugo; George, Stephanie; Schlicker, Sandra; Katz, Nancy Brenowitz – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: With the rise in childhood obesity, school policies related to nutrition and physical activity have been written and implemented. In this paper, we present a model to evaluate the degree to which state legislation for school health policies are implemented at the school level. Methods: Using Washington, DC's Healthy Schools Act (HSA)…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Health Promotion, Health Programs
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Cho, Kibum; Jones, Emily; Lilly, Christa; Bulger, Sean; Braga, Luciana; Elliott, Eloise – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between adolescents' adherence to the 5-2-1-0 goals and the number of completed Progressive Cardiovascular Endurance Run (PACER) laps. Methods: Participants included 1792 students aged 10 to 16 years who were randomly selected across 9 data collection periods between 2012 and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Preadolescents, Life Style, Physical Activity Level
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Zhao, Qi; Li, Weidong; Rukavina, Paul B. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Parental support can protect adolescents from various forms of bullying. There is a lack of in-depth information about what social support parents provide to overweight adolescents when they are teased at school. In this study, we took an initial step to address this gap in the literature by describing the types and nature of support…
Descriptors: Obesity, Adolescents, Bullying, Parent Role
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Sarmiento, Kelly; Donnell, Zoe; Hoffman, Rosanne – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: In 2013, the National Academy of Sciences emphasized the need to develop, implement, and evaluate effective large-scale educational strategies to improve the culture of concussion in youth and high school sports. In support of this recommendation, in this article we summarize research on factors that contribute to the culture of…
Descriptors: Intervention, High School Students, Youth Programs, Athletics
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Culler, Corinna S.; Kotelchuck, Milton; Declercq, Eugene; Kuhlthau, Karen; Jones, Kari; Yoder, Karen M. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School-based dental programs target high-risk communities and reduce barriers to obtaining dental services by delivering care to students in their schools. We describe the evaluation of a school-based dental program operating in Chelsea, a city north of Boston, with a low-income and largely minority population, by comparing…
Descriptors: School Health Services, At Risk Students, Access to Health Care, Dental Health
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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Spencer, Neil H.; Whiting, Lisa; Brooks, Fiona M. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Bullying is a public health concern for the school-aged population, however, the health outcomes associated with the subtype of relational bullying are less understood. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between relational bullying and health-related quality of life (HRQL) among young people. Methods: This study…
Descriptors: Bullying, Quality of Life, Early Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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Bersamin, Melina; Paschall, Mallie J.; Fisher, Deborah A. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School-based health centers (SBHCs) have been associated with many positive health and academic outcomes. The current study extends previous research and examines possible differences in the association between SBHC exposure and adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use by race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status (SES).…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Correlation, Smoking, Drinking
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O'Donnell, Lydia; Fuxman, Shai – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Teen pregnancy rates and related risks remain elevated among Latino teens. We tested the impact on youth sexual behaviors of a brief, culturally targeted, bilingual media intervention designed for parents of young adolescents. Methods: "Salud y éxito" (Health & Success) uses dramatic audio stories to model positive…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Early Parenthood, Sexuality, Health Behavior
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Saint-Maurice, Pedro F.; Bai, Yang; Welk, Gregory J.; Bandelli, Lorraine N.; Allums-Featherston, Kelly; Candelaria, Norma – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined the impact of the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program on children's body mass index (BMI) and aerobic capacity (AC). Methods: Participation in the FUTP60 and both BMI and AC profiles were collected through the NFL PLAY 60 FitnessGram Partnership Project involving over 100 schools from 22 US states. We specifically examined…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Body Composition, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Program Implementation
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Cochrane, Thomas; Davey, Rachel C. – Journal of School Health, 2017
BAckground: Reversing decline in physical fitness and increase in excess body weight in school children are considered major public health challenges. We evaluated a proposed model to integrate a screening and healthy exercise, eating, and lifestyle program (HEELP) into primary schools in Canberra, Australia. Objectives were: (1) to establish body…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Physical Fitness, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Asada, Yuka; Hughes, Alejandro G.; Read, Margaret; Schwartz, Marlene B.; Chriqui, Jamie F. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards. Students are most affected by efforts to improve the school food environment; yet, few studies directly include students. This study examined high school students' experiences of school meal reform to gain…
Descriptors: High School Students, Food, Focus Groups, Student Experience
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Gloppen, Kari M.; Gower, Amy L.; McMorris, Barbara J.; Eisenberg, Marla E. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Peer harassment can have serious implications for students' success and well-being, and prevention programs need to consider the school context. This study aimed to: (1) identify groups of similar schools based on their risk and protective factors and demographic characteristics and (2) examine associations between school profiles and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Student Surveys, Risk
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Minkkinen, Jaana; Lindfors, Pirjo; Kinnunen, Jaana; Finell, Eerika; Vainikainen, Mari-Pauliina; Karvonen, Sakari; Rimpelä, Arja – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Studies have shown a relationship between students' health and their academic achievements, but whether health of classmates and schoolmates impacts individual students' school achievement is less known. We studied these effects on students in lower secondary school in Finland. Methods: Students (seventh grade, age 12-13 years, N =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Regression (Statistics), Correlation
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Park, Aesoon; Eckert, Tanya L.; Zaso, Michelle J.; Scott-Sheldon, Lori A. J.; Vanable, Peter A.; Carey, Kate B.; Ewart, Craig K.; Carey, Michael P. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Health literacy is crucial to develop health-related knowledge, adopt healthy lifestyles, and benefit from health care services. However, research on the association between health literacy and adolescent health outcomes, particularly on their prospective associations, is rare. We assessed health literacy using 3 validated measures,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Health Behavior, Health Education, Urban Schools
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Rajan, Sonali; Roberts, Katherine J.; Guerra, Laura; Pirsch, Moira; Morrell, Ernest – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School-based health education efforts can positively affect health behaviors and learning outcomes; however, there is limited available time during the school day for separate health education classes. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and sustainability of implementing a classroom-based health education program…
Descriptors: Health Education, Middle School Students, Outcomes of Education, Self Efficacy
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