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Nicholson, Laura M.; McLeod Loren, Dorothy; Reifenberg, Alexandra; Beets, Michael W.; Bohnert, Amy M. – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: The structure provided by school settings even with no specific obesity-intervention may prevent weight gain. This meta-analytic study considered this premise by examining weight outcomes from control groups in published randomized controlled trials of school-year obesity-related interventions conducted in-school and out-of-school.…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Meta Analysis, Obesity, Intervention
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Blackshear, Tara B.; Seyfried, Lindsey – Journal of American College Health, 2021
Objective: The purpose of the study was to investigate physical activity patterns and body mass index (BMI) among black and white women in college to determine if attending college acts as a catalyst for sustaining physical activity and for closing the black-white physical activity and obesity gaps. Participants/Methods: 111 undergraduate women…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Obesity, Undergraduate Students, Females
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Schapiro, Naomi A.; Green, Emily K.; Kaller, Shelly; Brindis, Claire D.; Rodriguez, Atziri; Alkebulan-Abakah, Mizan; Chen, Jyu-Lin – Journal of School Nursing, 2021
This mixed-methods community-based participatory pilot study examined the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of group obesity management visits offered through school-based health centers. The study was implemented through an academic-community partnership in three school health centers serving primarily Latinx and African American youth.…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Obesity, School Health Services, Hispanic American Students
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McGowan, Beth – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2012
The study of obesity is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field. The community college library shelves should contain two types of resources. First, several kinds of reference materials, and second, a host of broader materials that place the discussion of obesity within a cultural framework. This overview is divided into two major…
Descriptors: Obesity, College Libraries, Reference Materials, Library Materials
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Brown, Onikia; Morse, Wayde; Carter, Mitch – Journal of Extension, 2020
With an adult obesity rate of 35.6%, Alabama is the second most obese state in the United States. Alabama Extension and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined in the first collaboration between the CDC and land-grant institutions to prevent further incidence and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The objective of our study was…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Adults, Public Health
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Painter, James E.; Painter, Rosemary; Wang, Xinyue; Schuster, Margaret – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Obesity has been increasing in all age groups worldwide for the past several decades. Yet for hundreds of years before the last quarter of the 20th century, obesity was not an issue. The etiology and the cure for the obesity epidemic have been elusive. Weight reduction diets and behavior therapy have not produced the desired results. Perhaps…
Descriptors: Obesity, Consumer Science, Etiology, Intervention
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Amo-Setién, Francisco; Abajas-Bustillo, Rebeca; Sarabia-Cobo, Carmen; Parás-Bravo, Paula; Leal-Costa, César; Redondo-Figuero, Carlos; Bandini, Linda – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Some studies suggest that children and adolescents with intellectual disability (ID) are at elevated risk of obesity. The objective was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with overweight and obesity among students attending special education schools in Cantabria, Spain. Methods: Cross-sectional design. A sample of n…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Students with Disabilities, Special Education
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Hartley, Natasha – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
In the United States, childhood obesity continues to increase at unprecedented rates. School-based occupational therapists can play a more significant role in health promotion and obesity prevention efforts in the school setting. Since this is a relatively new role for occupational therapists, there is still a tremendous gap in the literature…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Allied Health Personnel, Occupational Therapy
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Gillborn, Sarah; Rickett, Bridgette; Muskett, Tom; Woolhouse, Maxine – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Recent 'obesity' preventions focus heavily on children, widely regarded as the future of society. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a flagship government programme in England that annually measures the Body Mass Index (BMI) of children in Reception (aged 4-5) and Year 6 (aged 10-11) in order to identify 'at risk' children and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Policy Analysis, Public Health, Body Composition
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Killian, Chad M.; Kern, Ben D.; Ellison, Douglas W.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: School wellness legislation has potential to impact the health of children and alter the obesity crisis in the United Sates. Little is known about how state lawmakers perceive child wellness legislation effectiveness relative to obesity prevention. Our purpose was to understand state lawmakers' perceptions of childhood obesity and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Wellness, Public Officials
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Sadowsky, Molly; McConkey, Roy; Shellard, Amy – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Information about obesity among people with intellectual disability comes mostly from small-scale, national samples in high-income countries. There are limited data from transnational studies. Method: BMI scores had been obtained for over 25,000 youth and adults with intellectual disabilities drawn from 60 European and Eurasian…
Descriptors: Youth, Adults, Obesity, Intellectual Disability
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Hawkins, Misty A. W.; Clawson, Ashley H.; Smith, Caitlin E.; Stout, Madison E.; Keirns, Natalie G.; Ruppe, Nicole M. – Journal of American College Health, 2020
Objective: This study examined psychosocial distress and substance use in young adults with asthma (A), obesity (O), comorbid asthma and obesity (AO), or neither (controls). Participants: Eight hundred eighty-one young adults were included in the A, O, AO, or control group. Methods: ANCOVA and logistic regression analyses were performed to compare…
Descriptors: Diseases, Psychological Patterns, Substance Abuse, Mental Health
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Herbert, Patrick C.; Lohrmann, David K.; Hall, Cougar – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Health promotion programs for school staff are an overlooked and under-utilized resource that can lead to reductions in overweight and obesity among teachers and other staff members if implemented properly. In addition to increasing the overall staff wellness, boosting morale, increasing productivity, improving academic achievement, providing…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, School Personnel, Wellness
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Grumstrup, Brianna; Demchak, MaryAnn – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
This review of literature focuses on health issues for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and Multiple Impairments (MI). This population has two to three times higher overweight and obesity prevalence than typically developing individuals. Furthermore, they have higher risk for…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Obesity, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level
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Whyte, Nancy Sekyi; Amissah, Augustina Araba; Mensah, Justice – Asian Journal of Contemporary Education, 2020
Childhood obesity is a critical global public health issue due to its association with psychological, social, economic and health problems. This study explored the potency of using teachers in managing childhood obesity among primary school pupils in a Ghanaian Metropolis, Cape Coast. Structured questionnaire were used for data collection. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Child Health, Elementary School Students
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