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Larsen, Andrew L.; Liao, Yue; Alberts, Janel; Huh, Jimi; Robertson, Trina; Dunton, Genevieve F. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Few nutrition interventions in kindergarten classes have been evaluated, and none has been tested for program effectiveness, implementation, and dissemination. Building a Healthy Me (BHM) is a nutrition intervention for kindergarteners that is classroom-based and includes a family component. This study evaluated the public health…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Intervention, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Curran, Tess; Wexler, Lisa – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The values, perspectives, and behavior patterns that begin in adolescence can continue throughout one's life. Because of these lifetime effects, much research has focused on adolescent risk and prevention, but a new body of knowledge investigates protective factors and strengths. Positive youth development (PYD) increases internal and…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Positive Behavior Supports, School Activities, Leadership Training
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Grandahl, Maria; Tydén, Tanja; Westerling, Ragnar; Nevéus, Tryggve; Rosenblad, Andreas; Hedin, Erik; Oscarsson, Marie – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Parents' beliefs about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination influence whether they allow their daughters to be vaccinated. We examined the association between parents' refusal and sociodemographic background, knowledge and beliefs about HPV, and the HPV vaccination in relation to the Health Belief Model. Methods: The sample consisted…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries, Immunization Programs
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Hearst, Mary O.; Wang, Qi; Grannon, Katherine; Davey, Cynthia S.; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: This study examines school strategies to educate parents over time about physical activity and nutrition and how those strategies are related to adolescent health behaviors. Methods: Data from the Minnesota School Health Profiles Lead Health Education Teacher survey (2008-2012) and the Minnesota Student Survey (MSS, 2013) included…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Life Style, Child Health, Parent Education
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Locke, Jill; Kang-Yi, Christina D.; Pellecchia, Melanie; Marcus, Steven; Hadley, Trevor; Mandell, David S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined racial/ethnic disparities in school-based behavioral health service use for children with psychiatric disorders. Methods: Medicaid claims data were used to compare the behavioral healthcare service use of 23,601 children aged 5-17 years by psychiatric disorder (autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD],…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, School Health Services, Access to Health Care
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Porta, Carolyn M.; Singer, Erin; Mehus, Christopher J.; Gower, Amy L.; Saewyc, Elizabeth; Fredkove, Windy; Eisenberg, Marla E. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) are school-based clubs that can contribute to a healthy school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. While positive associations between health behaviors and GSAs have been documented, less is known about how youth perceive GSAs. Methods: A total of 58 LGBTQ youth…
Descriptors: Safety, Minority Group Students, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Choi, Seul Ki; Frongillo, Edward A.; Blake, Christine E.; Thrasher, James F. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: To improve school store food environments, the South Korean government implemented 2 policies restricting unhealthy food sales in school stores. A food-based policy enacted in 2007 restricts specific food sales (soft drinks); and a nutrient-based policy enacted in 2009 restricts energy-dense and nutrient-poor (EDNP) food sales. The…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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Layzer, Carolyn; Rosapep, Lauren; Barr, Sherry – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: This process study is a companion to a randomized evaluation of a school-based, peer-led comprehensive sexual health education program, Teen Prevention Education Program (Teen PEP), in which 11th- and 12th-grade students are trained by school health educators to conduct informative workshops with ninth-grade peers in schools in North…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Health Education, Program Descriptions
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Raible, Claire A.; Dick, Rebecca; Gilkerson, Fern; Mattern, Cheryl S.; James, Lisa; Miller, Elizabeth – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Project Connect is a national program to build partnerships among public health agencies and domestic violence services to improve the health care sector response to partner and sexual violence. Pennsylvania piloted the first school nurse-delivered adolescent relationship abuse intervention in the certified school nurses' office…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Prevention, Intervention, Surveys
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Delk, Joanne; Harrell, Melissa B.; Fakhouri, Tala H. I.; Muir, Katelyn A.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Computerized surveys present many advantages over paper surveys. However, school-based adolescent research questionnaires still mainly rely on paper-and-pencil surveys as access to computers in schools is often not practical. Tablet-assisted self-interviews (TASI) present a possible solution, but their use is largely untested. This…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Smoking, Health Behavior
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Baker, Elizabeth A.; Elliott, Michael; Barnidge, Ellen; Estlund, Amy; Brownson, Ross C.; Milne, Anne; Kershaw, Freda; Hashimoto, Derek – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Schools are an important setting for improving behaviors associated with obesity, including physical activity. However, within schools there is often a tension between spending time on activities promoting academic achievement and those promoting physical activity. Methods: A community-based intervention provided administrators and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Intervention, Public Health
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Lau, Erica Y.; Dowda, Marsha; McIver, Kerry L.; Pate, Russell R. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined longitudinal changes in children's physical activity during the school day, afterschool, and evening across fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. Methods: The analytical sample included children who had valid accelerometer data in fifth grade and at least one other time-point, and provided complete sociodemographic information…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Physical Activity Level, Gender Differences, Longitudinal Studies
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Kase, Courtney; Hoover, Sharon; Boyd, Gina; West, Kristina D.; Dubenitz, Joel; Trivedi, Pamala A.; Peterson, Hilary J.; Stein, Bradley D. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: There is an unmet need for behavioral health support and services among children and adolescents, which school behavioral health has the potential to address. Existing reviews and meta-analyses document the behavioral health benefits of school behavioral health programs and frameworks, but few summaries of the academic benefits of such…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Outcomes of Education, Intervention, Literature Reviews
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Tsai, Victoria; Khan, Nomana M.; Shi, Jianrong; Rainey, Jeanette; Gao, Hongjiang; Zheteyeva, Yenlik – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: School closure is one of the primary measures considered during severe influenza pandemics and other emergencies. However, prolonged school closures may cause unintended adverse consequences to schools, students, and their families. A better understanding of these consequences will inform prepandemic planning, and help public health…
Descriptors: School Closing, Community Surveys, Interviews, Administrator Attitudes
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Casola, Allison R.; Nelson, Deborah B.; Patterson, Freda – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Contraception non-use among sexually active adolescents is a major cause of unintended pregnancy (UP). Methods: In this cross-sectional study we sought to identify overall and sex-specific correlates of contraception non-use using the 2015 Philadelphia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) (N = 9540). Multivariate regression models were…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Adolescents, Pregnancy, Early Parenthood
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