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Woods, Amelia Mays; McLoughlin, Gabriella M.; Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Public health concerns regarding childhood obesity and sedentary behavior make investigations of children's physical activity (PA) promotion crucial. School recess, a highly discretional time, plays a central role in shaping children's activity preferences. Methods: Participants included 40 children (30 girls, 10 boys) from fourth and…
Descriptors: Child Health, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Obesity
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O'Neill, James M.; Clark, Jeffrey K.; Jones, James A. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: In elementary grades, comprehensive health education curricula have demonstrated effectiveness in addressing singular health issues. The Michigan Model for Health (MMH) was implemented and evaluated to determine its impact on nutrition, physical fitness, and safety knowledge and skills. Methods: Schools (N = 52) were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Health Promotion, Physical Fitness, Randomized Controlled Trials
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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