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Price, Cayla; Cohen, Deborah; Pribis, Peter; Cerami, Jean – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Overweight and obese body mass index (BMI) status affects an increasing number of children in the United States. The school setting has been identified as a focus area to implement obesity prevention programs. Methods: A database search of PubMed, Education Search Complete, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Child Health, Prevention
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Orlowski, Marietta; Lee, Miryoung; Spears, William; Narayan, Roopsi; Pobocik, Rebecca S.; Kennel, Julie; Krafka, Erin; Patton, Susan – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Vegetable consumption is a challenging behavioral target; consumption rates are below recommended levels and when interventions produce improvements, increases in vegetable consumption are typically a fraction of the change in fruit consumption. We describe vegetable consumption within Ohio school meals and examine how fruit selection,…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Eating Habits, Wastes, Visualization
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Asada, Yuka; Ziemann, Margaret; Zatz, Lara; Chriqui, Jamie – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards to increase healthy food offerings. A critical stakeholder in the implementation of standards is Food Service Directors (FSDs). We sought to examine FSDs' perspectives on revised school meal standards to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Food, Grounded Theory
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Morin, Pascale; Turcotte, Sylvain; Perreault, Gino – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: With a view toward developing concerted efforts in fostering healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle among young people, a study was carried out to explore associations between eating behavior and physical activity (PA). Methods: In the school district, questionnaires were completed at home by parents of primary school…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Phillips, Martha M.; Goodell, Melanie; Raczynski, James M.; Philyaw Perez, Amanda G. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Epidemic increases in childhood obesity and associated health risks are resulting in efforts to implement school policies related to nutrition and physical activity (NPA). With multicomponent policy efforts, challenges exist in characterizing the extent of policy change across the breadth of NPA policies. Methods: Aggregated policy…
Descriptors: School Policy, Public Schools, Child Health, Obesity
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Knight-Madden, Jennifer M.; Lewis, Norma; Tyson, Esther; Reid, Marvin E.; MooSang, Michelle – Journal of School Health, 2011
It is well recognized that for people living with a chronic disease, the largest impact on preserved health may come from persons other than medical professionals. This may be especially true for children for whom the actions of parents and school professionals have significant importance. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one such disease. Although…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Role, Diseases, Child Health
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Affonso, Dyanne D.; Mayberry, Linda; Shibuya, June Y.; Archambeau, Olga G.; Correa, Mary; Deliramich, Aimee N.; Frueh, B. Christopher – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Escalation of youth violence within a large geographic school-complex area in southeastern rural Hawaii became a major problem in 2006. How cultural forces impact the problem was an impetus to examine youth violence from perspectives of adults and children in rural communities. Gathering these data was an essential first step toward…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Violence, Helplessness, Prevention
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Donovan, Owen M. – Journal of School Health, 2009
This article presents a teaching technique that aims to demonstrate pedagogy consistent with the characteristics of effective health education curricula that is student-centered, builds personal and social competence, and embeds assessment throughout the learning process. This teaching technique is appropriate for middle and high school students…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Health Education, Chronic Illness, Cancer
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Seo, Dong-Chul; Bodde, Amy E.; Torabi, Mohammad R. – Journal of School Health, 2009
Purpose: A secondary analysis of 2000 and 2004 Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey (IYTS) data was conducted to investigate salient environmental and perceptual correlates of adolescents' current and established smoking while controlling for demographic variables such as gender, grade, and race/ethnicity and to compare the pattern of significant…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Smoking, Adolescents, Marketing
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Moonie, Sheniz; Sterling, David A.; Figgs, Larry W.; Castro, Mario – Journal of School Health, 2008
Background: Children with asthma experience more absenteeism from school compared with their nonasthma peers. Excessive absenteeism is related to lower student grades, psychological, social, and educational adjustment. Less is known about the relationship between the presence of asthma and the academic achievement in school-aged children. Since…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement, Diseases
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Brener, Nancy D.; Weist, Mark; Adelman, Howard; Taylor, Linda; Vernon-Smiley, Mary – Journal of School Health, 2007
Background: Schools are in a unique position not only to identify mental health problems among children and adolescents but also to provide links to appropriate services. This article describes the characteristics of school mental health and social services in the United States, including state- and district-level policies and school practices.…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Health Needs, School Psychologists, Mental Health
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Moore, Michael J.; White, Gregory L.; Moore, Donna L. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Background: There is debate about a 10% versus 15% of body weight cutoff point for safe weight of school backpacks. Estimation of the cutoff may be affected by use of survey methods and failure to assess pain experienced while wearing a backpack. Previous research also suggests that younger students and females are more at risk for developing…
Descriptors: School Activities, Medical Services, Females, Pain
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Tompkins, Nancy O'Hara; Kamal, Khalid M.; Chapman, Don – Journal of School Health, 2005
Well-designed school health education should provide students with the knowledge and skills to prevent the health risk behaviors most responsible for the major causes of morbidity and mortality. This paper reports the methodology and findings of a West Virginia statewide health education assessment initiative and describes how the findings are…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Evaluation Methods, Grade 8, Grade 6