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Andrade, Jeanette; Lotton, Jennifer; Andrade, Juan – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Childhood obesity among Hispanic children is a public health concern in the United States and Mexico. Although experiences from school-based intervention programs aimed at influencing obesity-related behaviors have been positive, the understanding of those framework elements that are associated with successful outcomes is limited. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Hispanic Americans, Guidelines
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Salerno, John P. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Stigmatizing attitudes toward mental illness and low mental health literacy have been identified as links to social adversity, and barriers to seeking and adhering to treatment among adolescents suffering from mental illness. Prior research has found that it is possible to improve these outcomes using school-based mental health…
Descriptors: Youth, Mental Health, Adolescents, Mental Disorders
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Macridis, Soultana; García Bengoechea, Enrique – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Declines in physical activity (PA) in children and youth have contributed to increases in childhood overweight and obesity. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program was developed to promote school active transportation (AT) and reverse the trend. Methods: Adopting concepts of a realist approach, this article seeks to understand…
Descriptors: Safety, Best Practices, Physical Activity Level, Obesity
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Rajan, Sonali; Basch, Charles E. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: This study consisted of a formative evaluation of an after-school health education program designed for adolescent females, entitled Girls on Track. Evidence-based after-school programs have potential to supplement the traditional school day, encourage social and emotional skill development, improve the quality of student health, and…
Descriptors: Health Programs, National Programs, Health Education, After School Education
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Eaton, Danice K.; Brener, Nancy D.; Kann, Laura; Roberts, Alice M.; Kyle, Tonja M.; Flint, Katherine H.; Ross, Alexander L. R. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: School-based risk behavior surveys traditionally have been administered via paper-and-pencil. This study assessed the feasibility of conducting in-class online surveys in US high schools. Methods: A paper-and-pencil questionnaire assessing computer availability and perceptions of online surveys was mailed to a nationally representative…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervals, Principals, Mail Surveys
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Pitt Barnes, Seraphine; Robin, Leah; O'Toole, Terrence P.; Dawkins, Nicola; Kettel Khan, Laura; Leviton, Laura C. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: A US federal mandate that school districts devise and implement local wellness policies (LWPs) has potential widespread impact on the nutritional content of foods and beverages available in schools and on the amount of physical activity that students engage in; however, evidence concerning the mandate's effectiveness is limited. This…
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Wellness
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Tak, SangWoo; Groenewold, Matthew; Alterman, Toni; Park, Robert M.; Calvert, Geoffrey M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Work-related injuries and illnesses in the educational services sector have not been well studied. This analysis examined whether teachers and other school workers are at higher risk of head/chest cold compared to all other workers in the United States. Methods: Seven years (1998-2004) of National Health Interview Survey data on…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Anatomy, Class Size, School Personnel
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Le, Thao N.; Johansen, Samantha – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Multiculturalism has been purported to be supportive of positive youth development and outcomes. This study examined the relationship between perceived school multiculturalism--whether youth felt and thought that their school and teachers supported and provided activities for diverse intergroup interactions--and serious interpersonal…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Violence, Structural Equation Models, Adolescents
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Brener, Nancy D.; Pejavara, Anu; McManus, Tim – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: The School Health Index (SHI) is a tool designed to help schools assess the extent to which they are implementing practices included in the research-based guidelines and strategies for school health and safety programs developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC previously analyzed data from the 2000 School…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Disease Control, Health Education, Physical Activities
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Hankin, Abigail; Hertz, Marci; Simon, Thomas – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Multiple approaches exist, both in theory and in practice, to reduce young people's risk of violent victimization when they are in school. Among these approaches, a growing number of school districts are choosing to install metal detectors. We sought to review the literature available on the impacts of metal detectors on school…
Descriptors: Weapons, Violence, Safety, Public Health
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Katz, David L.; Katz, Catherine S.; Treu, Judith A.; Reynolds, Jesse; Njike, Valentine; Walker, Jennifer; Smith, Erica; Michael, Jennifer – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nutrition education program designed to teach elementary school students and their parents, and to distinguish between more healthful and less healthful choices in diverse food categories. Methods: Three schools were assigned to receive the Nutrition Detectives[TM] program and…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Body Composition
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Ramstetter, Catherine L.; Murray, Robert; Garner, Andrew S. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Recess is at the heart of a vigorous debate over the role of schools in promoting optimal child development and well-being. Reallocating time to accentuate academic concerns is a growing trend and has put recess at risk. Conversely, pressure to increase activity in school has come from efforts to combat childhood obesity. The purpose…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Play, Child Health
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Samuels, Sarah E.; Hutchinson, Krista S.; Craypo, Lisa; Barry, Jason; Bullock, Sally L. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Competitive foods and beverages are available on most US school campuses. States and school districts are adopting nutrition standards to regulate these products, but few studies have reported on the extent to which schools are able to adhere to competitive regulations. The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which…
Descriptors: State Schools, Campuses, Nutrition, Statistical Significance
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Balaji, Alexandra B.; Brener, Nancy D.; McManus, Tim – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: To identify whether school health policies and programs vary by demographic characteristics of schools, using data from the School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006. This study updates a similar study conducted with SHPPS 2000 data and assesses several additional policies and programs measured for the first time in SHPPS…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Catholics, Health Programs, White Students
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Crowder, Sharron J. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Asthma, a major health problem, is the most common chronic illness of school-aged children and adolescents, with an estimated 6.8 million students affected in the United States. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism, with an estimated 14 million lost school days per year. In August 2007, the National Asthma Education and Prevention…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Nurses, Chronic Illness, Nursing
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