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Harris, Mary B. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1983
The importance of educating students about obesity is stressed. Desirable instructional goals include: (1) providing accurate information about obesity; (2) preventing obesity (if possible); (3) treating it; and (4) making students aware that much of the prejudice against fat people is irrational. (PP)
Descriptors: Body Weight, Eating Habits, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education
Finn, Peter – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
Health educators need to assist students in becoming more effective peer educators so that they can provide accurate information and advice concerning health and safety behavior to their peers. An effective peer education technique is role modeling, in which a peer imitates the meritorious behavior of the peer educator. (JN)
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Health Education, Nutrition Instruction, Peer Influence
Golaszewski, Thomas – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
Increasingly, businesses and industries are offering some form of fitness programs for their employees. A new course on health education in business and industry has been developed for improving the health life-styles of employees. The program would be implemented in three phases. (JN)
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Programs, Industrial Personnel, Life Style
Kaelin, Mark A. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
Cancer is due to environmental exposure rather than genetic factors. The health educator, by increasing students' awareness of the cancer problem, can assist in the development of cancer prevention programs. Five goals are described for the development of a course in environmental cancer. (JN)
Descriptors: Cancer, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Environmental Influences
Schoenberger, James A. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1982
The rationale for health education rests on the premise that the educated individual will make appropriate life-style decisions which will be beneficial to his/her health. (CJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Cardiovascular System, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
Biles, Fay R. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1982
A comprehensive educational program in cardiovascular disease is needed for elementary and secondary school students. These programs should teach students to make responsible decisions about health and their life-styles. (CJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Cardiovascular System, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
Evans, Nancy L.; Middleton, Kathleen Hoyt – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1979
An elementary health education program focusing on maintaining good health habits is described. (JD)
Descriptors: Drug Use, Elementary Education, Habit Formation, Health Education
Renick, Nancy Libeskind; Botvin, Gilbert J. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985
This article describes an innovative approach to the prevention of adolescent cigarette smoking, called Life Skills Training. The program was designed to facilitate the development of general coping skills, including techniques for resisting social pressures to smoke. Evaluation studies are summarized. (MT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Health Education, Junior High Schools
Torney, John A. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
In an effort to simplify the credentialing process for teacher preparation in California, legislation was implemented to reduce the number of credentials. The new health education credential includes two plans: (1) a double-major and five years in school; and (2) a plan in which health education is subsumed under another recognized single subject.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Curriculum Development, Health Education, Preservice Teacher Education
Perry, Cheryl L. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1984
The concept of health promotion as an intervention modality is proposed in this article. Three levels of analysis for conceptualizing school health promotion programs involve the school environment, student personality characteristics, and student behavior. A final area for research is the relationship between the school and the extra-school…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education
Austin, Dean A.; Walker, William – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
A preventive health education course was added as a new requirement for graduation from Nebraska high schools. Students who already know about health issues are permitted to waive the course upon completion of a special test that was derived from the six major course objectives. Results of the first administration and validation procedures are…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Graduation Requirements, Health Education
Hall, Dianne – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1982
Type A behavior, also known as coronary prone behavior, should be identified in children as its lack of treatment could lead to coronary disease and death if the child continues the behavior into adulthood. (CJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Cardiovascular System, Children, Health Education
Beck, Kenneth H. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1982
A theoretical model for understanding motivation of plaque control is presented. The belief in this model is that, if people can be convinced of their ability to control a health threat, they would be encouraged to take responsibility for their health. (CJ)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Dental Health, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education
Higgins, C. Wayne; And Others – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1982
Health systems agencies are federally funded, health planning agencies responsible for regulatory activities concerning health issues in specific geographic locations. A case history discusses how health educators worked with a health systems agency to improve school health education. (JN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Health Services, Disease Control, Health Education