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Dauenhauer, Brian; Keating, Xiaofen; Stoepker, Peter; Knipe, Robert – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: State policies influence the quantity and quality of educational programs delivered in schools. This study examined state physical education policy changes from 2001 to 2016 by analyzing data reported in "The Shape of the Nation Report." Methods: Policies related to state mandates for physical education, time/credit…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Policy, State Policy, Physical Fitness
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Dai, Chia-Liang – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more apt to experience lower availability of nutritious foods, lack opportunities to exercise, and lack access to recreational facilities, and thus, are more likely to be obese and at greater risk for developing chronic diseases. We review school health education programs' impact on physical…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
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Weymouth, Lindsay; Joyner, Hilary; Skalitzky, Erin; Cotter, Avery; Engstrom, Kellyn; Jorgensen, Lauren – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We examined written language in Wisconsin school wellness policies (SWPs) for federal mandate compliance, quality related to obesity prevention, and school characteristics associated with variations in quality. This is the first near census of Wisconsin SWPs and examines whether adhering to federal mandates results in strong policies…
Descriptors: School Policy, Wellness, Obesity, Prevention
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Diplock, Kenneth J.; Jones-Bitton, Andria; Leatherdale, Scott T.; Rebellato, Steven; Hammond, David; Majowicz, Shannon E. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We explored priority areas of food safety education needed by high-school students within Ontario, Canada. Methods: We analyzed transcripts from semistructured interviews with 20 experts in food safety, food safety education in youth, and high-school education in Ontario. Inductive thematic analysis was used to identify priority food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Safety Education, High School Students
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Rosen, Brittany L.; Rhodes, Darson; Visker, Joseph; Cox, Carolyn; Banez, J. Christian; Lasser, Benjamin – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: School nurses and personnel play a vital role in promoting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with school nurses' and personnel's professional practice to provide parents with HPV vaccine information and to encourage parents to vaccinate their child against HPV. Methods:…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, School Nurses, School Personnel
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Murray, Colleen C.; Sheremenko, Ganna; Rose, India D.; Osuji, Thearis A.; Rasberry, Catherine N.; Lesesne, Catherine A.; Parker, J. T.; Roberts, Georgi – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Studies have examined relationships between teacher characteristics and student achievement in courses such as math and science. This study is among the first to examine effects of teacher characteristics on student knowledge in a health course. Methods: Student (N = 6143) pretest and posttest data were linked to teacher (N = 67) data.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Teacher Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Guerin, Rebecca J.; Toland, Michael D.; Okun, Andrea H.; Rojas-Guyler, Liliana; Baker, Devin S.; Bernard, Amy L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Workplace safety and health is a major public health concern, but largely absent from the school health curriculum. Little is known about teachers' perceptions of teaching workplace safety and health topics. Methods: We administered a 41-item questionnaire reflecting the theory of planned behavior, modified to measure knowledge, to 242…
Descriptors: Occupational Safety and Health, Work Environment, Safety Education, Health Education
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Carrera-Fernández, María V.; Cid-Fernández, Xosé M.; Almeida, Ana; González-Fernández, Antonio; Rodríguez Castro, Yolanda – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: This study examined the combined influence of gender variables (specifically gender stereotypes, sexism, and genderism/transphobia) as well as racism/xenophobia and attitudes toward bullying roles on gender-bashing. Methods: A trans-cultural sample of 2410 Spanish and Portuguese students participated in the study (mean age = 15.13).…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Racial Bias, Gender Bias, Stranger Reactions
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Pannebakker, Fieke D.; van Genugten, Lenneke; Diekstra, René F. W.; Gravesteijn, Carolien; Fekkes, Minne; Kuiper, Rebecca; Kocken, Paul L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The goal of the current study was to evaluate the effects of the Social Emotional Learning program Skills 4 Life on mental health and its risk factors self-esteem, self-efficacy, and social interaction skills in students of secondary schools. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled study was conducted, including 38 schools (66…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Development, Emotional Development, Mental Health
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Jimenez, Nathalia; Virtue, Alyssa; Segar, Karen; Stoep, Ann Vander; Rivara, Frederick P. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: School reintegration after traumatic brain injuries (TBI) requires school support; however, implementation of services is complex. This study evaluates disparities in receipt of school services for Hispanic children and its effect on academic performance. Methods: Secondary analyses of school data on receipt of pre- and post-TBI school…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Children, Academic Achievement
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Shendell, Derek G.; Gonzalez, Lauren; Listwan, Tracy A.; Pancella, Joseph; Blackborow, Mary; Boyd, Joanna – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Despite increased awareness of concussions, epidemiologic surveillance efforts have been scarce, especially among adolescents. This project, which was developed with school stakeholders (certified athletic trainers [ATCs], nurses, athletic directors), piloted a public secondary school-based online surveillance tool for interscholastic…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Physical Education, Athletic Coaches, School Nurses
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Spetz, Joanne; Pourat, Nadereh; Chen, Xiao; Lee, Christopher; Martinez, Ana; Xin, Kong; Hughes, Dana – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Although access to dental care has improved over time, many children still face difficulty in obtaining services. One strategy to increase access is through mobile dental services, often in collaboration with schools, Head Start programs, and school-based health centers. This study evaluates a large mobile dental care program based in…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Dental Evaluation, Low Income Groups, Children
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Walter, Heather J.; Kaye, Amy J.; Dennery, Kristine M.; DeMaso, David R. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: From the perspective of schools, children's mental health is essential to academic success. Multitiered systems of support (MTSS) that provide prevention/promotion, early identification/intervention, and clinical treatment services have been embraced as a promising means to deliver mental health services in the school setting. Methods:…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Mental Health, School Health Services, Public Schools
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Grao-Cruces, Alberto; Segura-Jiménez, Victor; Conde-Caveda, Julio; García-Cervantes, Laura; Martínez-Gómez, David; Keating, Xiaofen D.; Castro-Piñero, José – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The aims were to: (1) examine the levels of physical activity (PA) during different time periods (ie, daily PA, school hour PA, recess PA, physical education classes [PEC] PA) in children and adolescents; and (2) identify the rate of compliance with the specific PA recommendations for these time periods. Methods: The participants were…
Descriptors: School Role, Children, Adolescents, School Schedules
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Lloyd, Lisa K.; Schmidt, Eric A.; Swearingen, Carolyn C.; Cavanaugh, Allison C. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: A healthy preK-12th-grade school environment is critical to student well-being and success. As role models, school employees play a significant part in creating a healthy environment. Research suggests that employee wellness programs (EWPs) may help school employees adopt healthier lifestyles and, therefore, be healthier, more…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Wellness, Health Promotion, Life Style
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