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Acton, Rachel B.; Nguyen, Nghia; Minaker, Leia M. – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Limited evidence exists on effects of school-based nutrition policies. This study explored the influence of mandatory versus voluntary provincial school nutrition policies on student eating behaviors. Methods: A cross-sectional, school-based survey assessed student eating behaviors using self-report survey measures in a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Policy, Nutrition, Eating Habits
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Friend, Sarah; Flattum, Colleen F.; Simpson, Danielle; Nederhoff, Dawn M.; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study examined the sustainability of New Moves, a school-based program aimed at decreasing weight-related problems in adolescent girls. The National Cancer Institute recognizes New Moves as a research-tested intervention program that produced positive behavioral and psychosocial outcomes. Methods: Ten schools participated in the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sustainability, Adolescents, Females
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Hansen, Andrew R.; Alfonso, Moya L.; Hackney, Amy A.; Luque, John S. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC) is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Only one third of children aged 4-8?years consume the recommended 5 servings a day. Studies involving school-aged children (6-11?years) demonstrate that positive outcome expectancies can mediate FVC. There…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Risk
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Journal of School Health, 1992
Examines the prevalence of self-reported enrollment, attendance, and participation in school physical education, noting dietary patterns among students in grades 9-12 from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Percentages of students participating varied significantly. Males participated and exercised more than females. Very few students…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Enrollment Trends, Health Behavior, High School Students
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Neill, Kweethai; Allensworth, Diane D. – Journal of School Health, 1994
Describes how schools can use the eight components of a comprehensive school health program to initiate a 5-a-Day program (initiative launched by the National Cancer Institute and Produce for Better Health Foundation to increase Americans' fruit and vegetable consumption). Specific strategies to implement each component of the comprehensive school…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Change Strategies, Eating Habits, Educational Policy
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Contento, Isobel R.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1992
"Changing the Course," a 15-16 session, behaviorally oriented, activity-based nutrition education curriculum for elementary students was assessed for feasibility of program implementation. The test involved 16 teachers and 702 students in the Northeast. Results showed high teacher satisfaction; student posttests revealed high achievement…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education