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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Goodin, Amie – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students as well as related environment and school-level risk and protective factors were examined. Methods: Data was acquired from the 2015 CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Survey for Kentucky (N = 2577). Prevalence of substance use was calculated for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Correlation, Homosexuality
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Summit, Aleza K.; Friedman, Emmeline; Stein, Tara B.; Gold, Marji – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: With recent recommendations from professional organizations, long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods are considered appropriate first-line contraception for adolescents. Many school-based health centers (SBHCs) in New York City (NYC) have recently added onsite LARC insertion and management to their contraceptive options. We…
Descriptors: Contraception, Educational Environment, Health Services, Program Implementation
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Zagel, Alicia L.; Cutler, Gretchen J.; Linabery, Amy M.; Spaulding, Alicen B.; Kharbanda, Anupam B. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of youth morbidity. However, limited nationally representative data are available to characterize the occurrence of unintentional injuries at US schools. Given this paucity, we characterized secular trends in unintentional injuries at schools that led to emergency department (ED) visits.…
Descriptors: Injuries, Children, Adolescents, Incidence
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Metos, Julie M.; Sarnoff, Kelan; Jordan, Kristine C. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Elementary teachers have the potential to influence children's eating habits. This study examined teacher views and practices regarding nutrition education. Methods: An online survey was administered to K-6 teachers (N = 628) in 55 public elementary schools in a large city in the western United States. Three indices were created based…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Nutrition Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Garcia, Aileen S.; Takahashi, Shinya; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Dev, Dipti – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Physical activity (PA) has long been acknowledged to contribute health benefits among children. However, research has consistently shown that PA declines as children grow older. Thus, this study examined the factors which are associated to children's PA in order to identify potential barriers to PA. Methods: Using data from the…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Health Behavior, Barriers
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Krtinic, Gordana; Duric, Predrag – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The leading cause of nonfatal injuries in age group 14-19 is sports injuries. Purpose of the study was to determine the association between intense physical activity and injury and to identify the circumstances and environment in which injuries are most likely to occur. Methods: A prospective cohort study included 698 high school…
Descriptors: Injuries, Athletics, Adolescents, Correlation
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Priesmeyer, Jill; Fedewa, Alicia L.; Toland, Michael – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Insufficient physical activity is a significant concern because a growing body of research demonstrates that physical activity during adolescence has numerous benefits on physical health, mental health, and educational achievement. A less-studied area of physical activity research is how physical activity participation in adolescence…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Academic Aspiration
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Sliwa, Sarah A.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Williams, Heather P.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Out-of-school time (OST) programs are an important setting for supporting student health and academic achievement. This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of school-based OST programs, which can inform efforts to promote healthy behaviors in this setting. Methods: A nationally representative sample of public elementary…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, Health, Academic Achievement
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Reesor, Layton; Moreno, Jennette P.; Johnston, Craig A.; Hernandez, Daphne C. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Research shows that elementary students gain weight over the summer. It is unknown if these findings apply to Hispanic adolescents. We evaluated school and summer standardized body mass index (zBMI) changes in Hispanic middle school students. Methods: Hispanic middle school students were randomly assigned to a weight management program…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Outcomes of Treatment, Low Income Students
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Lee, Sarah M.; Miller, Gabrielle F.; Brener, Nancy; Michael, Shannon; Jones, Sherry E.; Leroy, Zanie; Merlo, Caitlin; Robin, Leah; Barrios, Lisa – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model provides an organizing framework for schools to develop and implement school health policies, practices, and programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the presence of practices that support school health for each component of the WSCC model in US schools. Methods:…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, School Policy, Health Education, Health Services
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Pulido, Ryne; Banks, Courtney; Ragan, Kelsey; Pang, Dorothy; Blake, Jamilia J.; McKyer, E. Lisako – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: About one third of youth in the United States are overweight or obese and African American youth are at an increased risk for pediatric overweight and obesity as well as their complications. Physical activity has been identified as one determinant of overweight and obesity, and school bullying has been found to be associated with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Physical Activities, Obesity, Youth
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Rouse, Heather; Goudie, Anthony; Rettiganti, Mallik; Leath, Katherine; Riser, Quentin; Thompson, Joseph – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We examined prevalence, incidence, and trajectory of obesity from kindergarten through grade 8 in one of the first states to implement annual surveillance. Methods: Participants included 16,414 children enrolled in kindergarten in Arkansas in 2004 with complete body mass index (BMI) measurements in kindergarten and eighth grade.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Longitudinal Studies, Obesity, Kindergarten
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Lemkin, Allison; Walls, Morgan; Kistin, Caroline J.; Bair-Merritt, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Educational and healthcare systems operate in silos. Few studies explore educators' perspectives of collaboration with pediatricians or cross-system solutions for school-identified concerns. We sought to investigate educators' viewpoints of collaboration with pediatricians. Methods: We conducted semistructured, qualitative interviews…
Descriptors: Low Income, Teacher Attitudes, Pediatrics, Physicians
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Lee, Rebecca E.; Soltero, Erica G.; Ledoux, Tracey A.; Sahnoune, Iman; Saavadra, Fiorella; Mama, Scherezade K.; McNeill, Lorna H. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: We describe the development of sustainability via active garden education (SAGE), an early care and education (ECE) garden-based curriculum developed from a 5-year community partnership to link national health policy guidelines with ECE accreditation standards. Methods: National health guidelines and ECE accreditation standards were…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Public Policy, Guidelines, Gardening
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Guerra, Laura A.; Rajan, Sonali; Roberts, Katherine J. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Poor mental health outcomes persist among adolescent youth. Secondary schools play a critical role in fostering positive mental health by implementing policies and practices grounded in evidence. The factors associated with implementation, however, are unclear. This study examines which school- and state-level factors are associated…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Secondary School Students, School Policy
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