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Beckman, Lauren Lautenschlager; Smith, Chery – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2008
Unhealthful eating patterns established early in life tend to be maintained into adulthood, and as a result, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and obesity may develop. These nutrition-related problems could be reduced through dietary changes; and to facilitate these changes, nutrition education for youth that is delivered…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Obesity, Heart Disorders, Nutrition
Hadley, Alena M.; Hair, Elizabeth C.; Dreisbach, Nicole – Child Trends, 2010
Childhood obesity has become a major health problem. Approximately 17 percent of U.S. children six to 17 years of age are obese--that is, their sex-and-age-specific Body Mass Index (BMI) is at or above the 95th percentile. This proportion is two-and-a-half times higher than it was 25 years ago. Obesity during childhood often carries into…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Paisley, Judy; Beanlands, Heather; Goldman, Joanne; Evers, Susan; Chappell, Janet – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2008
Objective: This study examined the impact of one person's dietary change on the experiences of a significant other with whom they regularly shared meals. Design: Qualitative constant comparison approach using semistructured interviews. Setting: Community-based. Participants: Forty-two participants were recruited using a stratified purposive…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries, Interviews
Shaw, Frederic E., Ed. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" ("MMWR") Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data in the weekly "MMWR" are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. This issue of "MMWR" contains the following studies: (1) Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Kim, Nam; Tam, Chick F.; Poon, George; Lew, Polong; Kim, Samuel Saychang; Kim, James C.; Kim, Rachel Byungsook – College Student Journal, 2010
This study was to investigate how dietary pattern, food choice, food consumption, nutrient intake and body mass index (BMI) vary with length of residence for Korean American college students. The respondents were 60 Korean American residents living in the Los Angeles Area. They were divided into two groups based on the length of stay in the U.S.:…
Descriptors: College Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Acculturation
Pinzon-Perez, Helda – International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2006
The Hmong population in the US has grown since 1975. According to the 2000 US census, there are more than 160,000 Hmong living in the US. New waves of Hmong immigrants are re-settling in the US. Over 15,000 Hmong have come to the US from Thailand as refugees since summer 2004. California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are the States with the highest…
Descriptors: Health Services, Agricultural Occupations, Health Education, Hmong People
Richards, Donna – 1988
This study guide was prepared to accompany "Here's to Your Health," a telecourse focusing on lifestyle factors influencing health, which was designed to provide the tools necessary for achieving and maintaining an optimal, healthy lifestyle. For each of 27 lessons, the study guide presents learning objectives, an overview of content, study…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Diseases, Health, Health Activities
Fassbender, William – 1977
This book presents a broad but indepth coverage of the subject of personal health. It is divided into seven parts in which the following topics are discussed: (1) the human personality, social behavior, emotional growth, mental health, and coping skills; (2) drug dependencies, alcoholism, use of tobacco, psychological dependencies; (3) sexuality,…
Descriptors: Body Image, Consumer Protection, Diseases, Drug Abuse
Balling, Allison; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Speicher, Nancy; McManus, Tim; Kann, Laura – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005
To monitor priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The YRBSS includes national, state, territory, and local school-based surveys of high school students in grades 9-12. In addition, some states, territories, and cities…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Diseases
Schmitz, Cecilia M.; Gray, Richard A. – 1995
This volume contains an extensive introduction to the health consequences of tobacco use and extended annotations of the most important English-language monographs and articles to appear on the subject in the 1980s and 1990s arranged in classified order under select headings. The introductory analytical essay by Richard A. Gray covers: early and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Birth Rate, Cancer
Sanders, Susan, Comp.; Satterwhite, Betty, Comp. – 1981
Designed as an aid for those wishing to establish pediatric health education resource centers for use by patients and their families, this bibliography lists selected holdings of the Sarah K. Davidson Family-Patient Library, which is located in the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester, New York. It is noted that all…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Development, Death
Stevenson, Betty Satterwhite, Ed. – 1985
This update of a bibliography published in 1981 lists selected holdings of the Sarah K. Davidson Family-Patient Library, which is located in the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester (New York); it is intended for use with the original bibliography. To aid in ordering books and seeking further information on various topics, this…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Development, Death
Eaton, Danice K.; Kann, Laura; Kinchen, Steve; Shanklin, Shari; Ross, James; Hawkins, Joseph; Harris, William A.; Lowry, Richard; McManus, Tim; Chyen, David; Lim, Connie; Brener, Nancy D.; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Problem: Priority health-risk behaviors, which are behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. Reporting Period Covered: January-December 2007. Description of the System: The…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, High School Students, Student Surveys
Eaton, Danice K.; Kann, Laura; Kinchen, Steve; Ross, James; Hawkins, Joseph; Harris, William A.; Lowry, Richard; McManus, Tim; Chyen, David; Shanklin, Shari; Lim, Connie; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
Problem: Priority health-risk behaviors, which contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. Reporting Period Covered: October 2004-January 2006. Description of the System: The Youth Risk…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, High School Students, Student Surveys
1976
This anthology of articles is designed to supplement standard texts for courses in human physiology, environmental physiology, anatomy and physiology, pathobiology, general biology, and environmental medicine. It focuses on the influences of the external environment on the body, the physiological responses to environmental challenges, and the ways…
Descriptors: Age, Biological Influences, Biology, Cytology
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