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Canterberry, Melanie; Francois, Samantha; van Hattum, Taslim; Rudov, Lindsey; Carton, Thomas W. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Louisiana has one of the highest rates of overweight and obese children in the United States. The Healthy School Food Collaborative (HSFC) was created to allow New Orleans's schools to select their own healthy school Food Service Provider (FSP) with requirements for higher nutritional standards than traditional options. The goal of…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Health Promotion, Food Service
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Saunders, Ruth P.; Dowda, Marsha; Mciver, Kerry; McDonald, Samantha M.; Pate, Russell R. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to characterize the temporal, social, and physical contexts for physical activities commonly reported in a diverse cohort of 753 boys and girls from fifth to seventh grade. Methods: Data were obtained from a multilevel longitudinal study, the Transitions and Activity Changes in Kids. The Physical Activity…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Gender Differences, Grade 7, Longitudinal Studies
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Chambers, Brittany D.; Erausquin, Jennifer Toller – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Adolescence is a critical phase of development and experimentation with delinquent behaviors. There is a growing body of literature exploring individual and structural impacts of discrimination on health outcomes and delinquent behaviors. However, there is limited research assessing how school diversity and discrimination impact…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Peer Acceptance, Predictor Variables
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Spruance, Lori A.; Harrison, Caleb; Brady, Patrick; Woolford, Marti; LeBlanc, Heidi – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Having breakfast is correlated with health and academic benefits; yet, many children do not consume breakfast, and participation in the federal School Breakfast Program remains low. The purpose of this study was to examine parent perceptions of school breakfast and identify relationships between those who consume breakfast at school…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Eating Habits, Lunch Programs
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Wilson, Maria N.; Asbridge, Mark; Langille, Donald B. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: In examining associations of sexual orientation, school connectedness (SC), and depression, no studies have used a continuum of sexual orientation. Additionally, no study has examined whether individuals with higher SC within subgroups of the continuum of sexual orientation are protected from symptoms of depression when compared to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student School Relationship, Sexual Orientation, Depression (Psychology)
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Frankel, Anne S.; Bass, Sarah Bauerle; Patterson, Freda; Dai, Ting; Brown, Deanna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Sexting, the sharing of sexually suggestive photos, may be a gateway behavior to early sexual activity and increase the likelihood of social ostracism. Methods: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (N = 6021) data from 2015 among Pennsylvania 9th-12th grade students were used to examine associations between consensual and nonconsensual sexting…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication, Sexuality
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Stefansson, Lilja S.; Webb, M. Elizabeth; Hebert, Luciana E.; Masinter, Lisa; Gilliam, Melissa L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Adolescents experience numerous barriers to obtaining sexual and reproductive health care (SRHC). Mobile Health Units (MHUs) can remove some barriers by traveling to the community. This pilot study developed Mobile SRHC through an iterative process on an existing MHU and evaluated it among adolescents and providers. Methods: Mobile…
Descriptors: Clinics, Health Promotion, Sex Education, Health Services
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Hall, Meryn; Fullerton, Lynne; FitzGerald, Courtney; Green, Dan – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Youth suicide is a serious public health problem in the United States. School environments, and the attention of school adults, are promising but minimally studied avenues for promoting mental health among students. Methods: The 2013 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey data were analyzed to identify ways in which the school…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Suicide, Risk, Hispanic American Students
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Carey, Felicia R.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Ranjit, Nalini; Mandell, Dorothy; Hoelscher, Deanna M. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Research suggests that perceived weight poses separate risks from objective weight on adolescents' risks of being bullied. We examined if the prevalence of bullying victimization differed by perceived and objective weight status, and how these associations varied by sex. Methods: Data were analyzed for 6716 8th and 11th graders from…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Bullying, Victims of Crime, Grade 11
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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: After-school programs (ASPs) have the potential to contribute to student physical activity (PA), but there is limited empirical evidence to guide program development and implementation. Methods: We used pedometry to assess the overall effectiveness of an elementary school ASP running program relative to national and state PA…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Physical Activity Level, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Cai, Tianji; Zhou, Yisu; Niño, Michael D.; Driver, Nichola – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Previous research has identified individual and school-level characteristics that are associated with sexual risk-taking, but the impact of school-level mechanisms on sexual risk-taking is not well understood. We examine the aggregated effects that early sex at the school level have on risky sexual behaviors. Methods: We use 3 waves of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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Lee, Chia-Kuei; Corte, Colleen; Stein, Karen F. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Adolescent alcohol use continues to be a critical public health problem with both short- and long-term negative health consequences. Defining oneself in terms of alcohol, a drinking-related identity, has been shown to predict high levels of alcohol use. Because adolescence is the developmental period during which identity development…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, Risk
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Asigbee, Fiona M.; Whitney, Stephen D.; Peterson, Catherine E. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Research demonstrates a link between decreased cognitive function in overweight school-aged children and improved cognitive function among students with high fitness levels and children engaging in regular physical activity (PA). The purpose of this study was to examine whether regular PA and proper nutrition together had a significant…
Descriptors: Correlation, Physical Activity Level, Socioeconomic Status, Age Differences
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Fair, Kayla N.; Solari Williams, Kayce D.; Warren, Judith; McKyer, E. Lisako Jones; Ory, Marcia G. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Although the influence of organizational culture has been examined on a variety of student outcomes, few studies consider the influence that culture may have on school-based obesity prevention interventions. We present a systematic review of the literature to examine how elements of organizational culture may affect the adoption,…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Obesity, Prevention, Intervention
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Greer, Anna E.; Davis, Stacey; Sandolo, Cristina; Gaudet, Nicole; Castrogivanni, Brianna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Using Social Cognitive Theory as a framework, we examined opportunities for promoting local produce consumption among high school students in a lower-income, ethnically diverse, urban community. Methods: Six focus groups (N = 53) were conducted with students. Using Atlas.ti qualitative software, data were coded and reviewed to identify…
Descriptors: High School Students, Low Income, Urban Areas, Focus Groups
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