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Eggert, Erin; Overby, Hilary; McCormack, Lacey; Meendering, Jessica – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Many state agencies have developed model wellness policies (MWPs) to serve as examples for schools when writing their own school wellness policy (SWP). The purpose of this study was to evaluate if a MWP aids schools in writing stronger, more comprehensive SWPs. Methods: For this cross-sectional study, 91 school districts submitted…
Descriptors: School Policy, Wellness, School Districts, Surveys
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Mansfield, Jennifer L.; Savaiano, Dennis A. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) presents challenges for foodservice directors (FSDs) in sourcing and preparing foods that meet nutrition standards. Concurrently, community health coalition members (CHCs) are engaging schools through community and school nutrition initiatives. We hypothesized significant differences in…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Federal Legislation, Food, Food Service
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Woods, Amelia Mays; McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Public health concerns regarding childhood obesity and sedentary behavior make investigations of children's physical activity (PA) promotion crucial. School recess, a highly discretional time, plays a central role in shaping children's activity preferences. Methods: Participants included 40 children (30 girls, 10 boys) from fourth and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Obesity
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Chamberlin, Ashley; Nguyen-Rodriguez, Selena; Gray, Virginia B.; Reiboldt, Wendy; Peterson, Caitlin; Spruijt-Metz, Donna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Existing literature indicates a relationship between stress and emotional eating in adults, yet limited research has examined the impact of school-related stress on emotional eating in adolescents. This study investigated the influence of academic factors on emotional eating among minority adolescents. Methods: A survey was implemented…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Self Esteem, Grade Point Average, Achievement Need
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Amador-Ruiz, Santiago; Gutierrez, David; Martínez-Vizcaíno, Vicente; Gulías-González, Roberto; Pardo-Guijarro, María J.; Sánchez-López, Mairena – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Motor competence (MC) affects numerous aspects of children's daily life. The aims of this study were to: evaluate MC, provide population-based percentile values for MC; and determine the prevalence of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in Spanish schoolchildren. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1562 children aged 4…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children
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Grigsby, Timothy J.; Forster, Myriam; Tsai, Jennifer; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Sussman, Steve – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Alternative (or continuation) high schools are institutions designed for students at risk for not graduating due to behavioral, educational, or medical problems. The present study explored the relationship between negative substance use consequences (eg, having trouble at school or work) and noncondom use in this at-risk population and…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Behavior, Prevention, High School Students
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Juniusdottir, Ragnheidur; Hörnell, Agneta; Gunnarsdottir, Ingibjorg; Lagstrom, Hanna; Waling, Maria; Olsson, Cecilia; Talvia, Sanna; Olafsdottir, Anna S. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Nutritious and attractive school meals can improve health equality and public health. Current official guidelines and recommendations on food and nutrient composition of school meals in 3 Nordic countries; Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, are described and compared with actual practice, ie, availability of foods and nutrients in served…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Programs, Food, Nutrition
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Nieh, Hsi-Ping; Wu, Wen-Chi – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: We examined the effects of the Galaxy Rescuers game, a collaborative board game on schoolchildren's bullying intervention. Methods: We conducted a group-randomized controlled trial. We recruited 328 fifth graders at an elementary school in northern Taiwan. The study took place in fall 2015 over a 7-week period. We used the generalized…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Bullying, Program Effectiveness, Grade 5
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Isensee, Barbara; Suchert, Vivien; Hansen, Julia; Weisser, Burkhard; Hanewinkel, Reiner – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Physical activity (PA) is one of the most important health behaviors that may be modified by each individual. To foster PA in adolescents, a school-based intervention was evaluated. Methods: A cluster-randomized controlled trial with preassessment in 2014 and follow-up assessment in 2015 included 29 schools with 1020 students (47.6%…
Descriptors: Measurement Equipment, Intervention, Adolescents, Followup Studies
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Toups, Madeleine M.; Press, Valerie G.; Volerman, Anna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Asthma has no known cure, and though manageable, it disrupts the everyday lives of over 6 million US children. Because children spend more than half of their waking hours in school, students must be able to carry and administer their inhaler at school to manage their asthma. Methods: This policy paper is a comprehensive review of all…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Self Management, Drug Therapy
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Golaszewski, Natalie M.; Pasch, Keryn E.; Fernandez, Alejandra; Poulos, Natalie S.; Batanova, Milena; Loukas, Alexandra – Journal of School Health, 2018
Bsckground: Weight discrimination has been associated with poor academic performance and decreased school attendance. Little is known about weight discrimination and students' feelings of belonging to their school. This study examined the association between weight discrimination and school connectedness among adolescents. Teacher support was…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Social Discrimination, Low Achievement, Attendance
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Flynn, Rachel M.; Staiano, Amanda E.; Beyl, Robbie; Richert, Rebekah A.; Wartella, Ellen; Calvert, Sandra L. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Youth in the United States have low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, a risk factor for childhood obesity. Lower levels of physical fitness for black and Hispanic youth contribute to health disparities. In this feasibility study, we examined active video games (AVGs) as a tool to improve fitness and attitudes toward physical…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Obesity, Child Health, African Americans
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Garber, Michael D.; Stanhope, Kaitlyn K.; Shah, Monica P.; Cheung, Patricia; Gazmararian, Julie A. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Academic achievement is influenced by factors at the student, school, and community levels. We estimated the effect of cardiorespiratory fitness performance on academic performance at the school level in Georgia elementary schools and examined effect modification by sociodemographic factors. METHODS: This study is a repeat…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Mann, Mana; Silver, Ellen J.; Stein, Ruth E. K. – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: We examined factors associated with active commuting to school and the relationships of active commuting and physical activity to child- and teacher-reported internalizing and externalizing behavior problems in a sample of third graders. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 13,166 third graders enrolled in the Early Childhood…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Children, Commuting Students
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Lee, Chung Gun; Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Lohrmann, David K.; Song, Tae Min – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: We examined the longitudinal trajectory of substance use (binge drinking, marijuana use, and cocaine use) in relation to self-esteem from adolescence to young adulthood. Methods: Generalized estimating equation models were fit using SAS to investigate changes in the relation between self-esteem and each substance use (binge drinking,…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Substance Abuse, Adolescents, Young Adults
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