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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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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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Lee, Seungmin; Shin, Myoungjin; Smith, Alan L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Although physical activity can play a positive role in psychosocial development, few studies have longitudinally examined the relationship between physical activity from physical education (PA from PE) and perceived peer acceptance (PPA). Methods: Data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey were used with 1908 elementary…
Descriptors: Child Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Peer Acceptance
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Peralta, Louisa R.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Bellew, Bill; Reece, Lindsey J.; Hardy, Louise L. – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Authorities recommend that youth undertake at least 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), with young people having the opportunity to undertake at least half of this MVPA during school hours. Methods: In this study, we examined the influence of school-level socioeconomic status (SES) on children's PA,…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Socioeconomic Status, Barriers
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Dai, Chia-Liang – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are more apt to experience lower availability of nutritious foods, lack opportunities to exercise, and lack access to recreational facilities, and thus, are more likely to be obese and at greater risk for developing chronic diseases. We review school health education programs' impact on physical…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Health Behavior
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Brown, Kristin M.; Elliott, Susan J.; Leatherdale, Scott T. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Although schools are considered opportune settings for youth health interventions, a gap between school health research and practice exists. COMPASS, a longitudinal study of Ontario and Alberta secondary students and schools (2012-2021), used integrated knowledge translation to enhance schools' uptake of research findings. Schools…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Health Behavior
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Hunter, Stephen; Leatherdale, Scott T.; Carson, Valerie – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Sedentary behavior is linked to many adverse health outcomes; however, its relationship with academic achievement is less understood. We examined sedentary behavior's impact on academic achievement over 3 years in 4408 adolescents from the COMPASS study. Methods: Sedentary behavior (screen-based: watching/streaming television…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Physical Activity Level
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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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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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Fleary, Sasha A. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Several studies have used latent class analyses to explore obesogenic behaviors and substance use in adolescents independently. We explored a variety of health risks jointly to identify distinct patterns of risk behaviors among adolescents. Methods: Latent class models were estimated using Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Risk
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Pbert, Lori; Druker, Susan; Barton, Bruce; Schneider, Kristin L.; Olendzki, Barbara; Gapinski, Mary A.; Kurtz, Stephen; Osganian, Stavroula – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Given the dramatic increase in adolescent overweight and obesity, models are needed for implementing weight management treatment through readily accessible venues. We evaluated the acceptability and efficacy of a school-based intervention consisting of school nurse-delivered counseling and an afterschool exercise program in improving…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Obesity, Adolescents, High School Students
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Papas, Mia A.; Trabulsi, Jillian C.; Axe, Michelle; Rimmer, James H. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Childhood obesity is a major public health concern. Children with disabilities have a higher prevalence of obesity. Objective: We examined factors associated with obesity within a cross-sectional study of US adolescents with and without disabilities. Methods: Data were obtained from the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Logistic…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Obesity, Disabilities, Incidence
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Frömel, Karel; Svozil, Zbynek; Chmelík, František; Jakubec, Lukáš; Groffik, Dorota – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: This study investigates school lifestyle among adolescents in terms of physical activity (PA) structure: (1) adolescents participating in a physical education lesson (PEL) versus (2) aggregate recess time exceeding 60 minutes. Methods: The research was conducted in 24 secondary schools in the Czech Republic (boys N = 208, girls N =…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Life Style, Role of Education, Recess Breaks
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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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Suchert, Vivien; Hanewinkel, Reiner; Isensee, Barbara – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: To examine associations of cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity (PA) and weight status with academic achievement 1 year later. In addition, the mediating role of psychological variables was tested. Methods: Longitudinal analyses included 1011 German students (M = 14.1 years, SD = 0.6 years). Cardiorespiratory fitness was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies
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