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Martinez-Ospina, Andrea; Sudfeld, Christopher R.; González, Silvia A.; Sarmiento, Olga L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: In Colombia, the prevalence of overweight/obesity in children has increased by 26% in the past 5 years. School food environment may be an important contributor and offers opportunities for effective intervention. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 7- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from 10 schools in Bogotá, Colombia. We…
Descriptors: Food, Educational Environment, Obesity, Body Weight
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Shanafelt, Amy; Magliocco, Brandon; Milbrath, Kathleen; Nanney, Marilyn; Caspi, Caitlin – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: School breakfast is an important nutritional component of a student's day. Many schools operate a school breakfast program, but high schools have low rates of participation. This study aimed to investigate the economic impact on school food service, of expanding the school breakfast program to increase participation in high schools.…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, High Schools, Food Service, Rural Schools
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Acton, Rachel B.; Nguyen, Nghia; Minaker, Leia M. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Limited evidence exists on effects of school-based nutrition policies. This study explored the influence of mandatory versus voluntary provincial school nutrition policies on student eating behaviors. Methods: A cross-sectional, school-based survey assessed student eating behaviors using self-report survey measures in a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Policy, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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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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Kumar, Gayathri S.; Bryan, Michael; Bayakly, Rana; Drenzek, Cherie; Merlo, Caitlin; Perry, Geraldine S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Understanding how youth perceive eating healthy foods can inform programs and policies that aim to improve healthy eating. We assessed the reasons for and the most common locations of eating healthy foods among Georgia's (GA) high school (HS) students. Methods: Using the 2013 GA HS Youth Risk Behavior Survey, we examined motivations…
Descriptors: High School Students, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, National Surveys
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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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Caspi, Caitlin Eicher; Wang, Qi; Shanafelt, Amy; Larson, Nicole; Wei, Susan; Hearst, Mary O.; Nanney, Marilyn S. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Little is known about adolescents' food purchasing behaviors in rural areas. This study examined whether purchasing food at stores/restaurants around schools was related to adolescents' participation in school breakfast programs and overall diet in rural Minnesota. Methods: Breakfast-skippers enrolled in a group-randomized intervention…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Adolescent Attitudes, Dining Facilities, Purchasing
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Ronto, Rimante; Ball, Lauren; Pendergast, Donna; Harris, Neil D. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Food literacy can encourage adolescents to develop healthy dietary patterns. This study examined home economics teachers' (HET) perspectives of the importance, curriculum, self-efficacy, and food environments regarding food literacy in secondary schools in Australia. Methods: A 20-item cross-sectional survey was completed by 205 HETs.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Dietetics, Nutrition
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Heo, Moonseong; Irvin, Erica; Ostrovsky, Natania; Isasi, Carmen; Blank, Arthur E.; Lounsbury, David W.; Fredericks, Lynn; Yom, Tiana; Ginsberg, Mindy; Hayes, Shawn; Wylie-Rosett, Judith – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: HealthCorps provides school wellness programming using curricula to promote changes in nutrition, mental health, and physical activity behaviors. The research objective was to evaluate effects of implementing its curricula on nutrition, mental health, and physical activity knowledge and behavior. Methods: Pre- and postsurvey data were…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Knowledge Level, Eating Habits, Gender Differences
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Nicklas, Theresa A.; O'Neil, Carol; Fulgoni, Victor, III – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Some schools are removing flavored milk because of the perception that it negatively impacts children's overall diet. This study assessed the contribution of flavored milk to their diets. Methods: Individual usual intakes (IUI) were calculated from 24-hour dietary recalls of children 2-18 years (N = 20,329) participating in National…
Descriptors: Food, Incidence, Nutrition, Health Promotion
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Melnyk, Bernadette M.; Jacobson, Diana; Kelly, Stephanie A.; Belyea, Michael J.; Shaibi, Gabriel Q.; Small, Leigh; O'Haver, Judith A.; Marsiglia, Flavio F. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: We evaluated the 12-month effects of the COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) Healthy Lifestyles TEEN (Thinking, Emotions, Exercise, Nutrition) program versus an attention control program (Healthy Teens) on overweight/obesity and depressive symptoms in high school adolescents. Methods: A cluster randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Program Effectiveness, Life Style, Empowerment
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Cheng, Feon W.; Monnat, Shannon M.; Lohse, Barbara – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: "NEEDs for Bones" (NFB), based on the Health Belief Model, is a 4-lesson osteoporosis-prevention curriculum for 11- to 14-year-olds. This study examined the relationship between enjoyment of food tastings and interest in NFB. Methods:NFB was administered by teachers as part of standard practice and evaluated after the fourth…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, Correlation, Food
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Hennessy, Erin; Oh, April; Agurs-Collins, Tanya; Chriqui, Jamie F.; Mâsse, Louise C.; Moser, Richard P.; Perna, Frank – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study attempted to determine whether state laws regulating low nutrient, high energy-dense foods and beverages sold outside of the reimbursable school meals program (referred to as "competitive foods") are associated with children's weight status. Methods: We use the Classification of Laws Associated with School…
Descriptors: School Law, State Legislation, Competition, Food Service
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Cvjetan, Branko; Utter, Jennifer; Robinson, Elizabeth; Denny, Simon – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the association between the school nutrition climate and students' eating behaviors and body mass index (BMI). Methods: Data were collected as part of Youth'07, a nationally representative health survey of high school students in New Zealand. Overall, 9107 randomly selected students from 96…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Nutrition, Educational Environment
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Demment, Margaret; Wells, Nancy; Olson, Christine – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: For rural adolescents, schools are among the few places where environmental interventions can promote health outside of the home. The goal of this study was to assess the nutrition and physical activity (N&PA) environments of schools attended by a birth cohort and examine the association with change in body mass index (BMI) from…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Promotion, Body Composition, Scores
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