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McDonald, Andrea E.; Dawkins-Moultin, Lenna; McWhinney, Sharon L. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: This study explored US rural parents' perceived facilitators, challenges and motivators to healthy eating. Methods: Qualitative and purposive sampling was used to recruit one hundred (N = 100) parents of children enrolled in the fourth grade to participate in a series of focus group sessions. Eligibility criteria included being the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Rural Schools
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Miller, Patricia Bederman; Anthony, Dorothy; Yarrish, Karen K. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer (World Health Organization, 2011; National Institutes of Health, 1998). Children with high BMI often become obese adults (Serdula, Ivery, Coates, Freedman, Williamson, & Byers, 1993). According to the World…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Obesity, Eating Habits, Food
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Lafave, Lynne; Webster, Alexis D.; McConnell, Ceilidh – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Government guidelines for relaunching early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs during the COVID-19 pandemic have required the implementation of various practices to minimize the risk of infection transmission. These directives include recommendations regarding serving and handling food, shared spaces, and physical distancing which have a…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Disease Control
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Everett-Murphy, K.; De Villiers, A.; Ketterer, E.; Steyn, K. – Health Education Research, 2015
As part of a comprehensive programme to prevent non-communicable disease in South Africa, there is a need to develop public education campaigns on healthy eating. Urban populations of lower socioeconomic status are a priority target population. This study involved formative research to guide the development of a nutrition resource appropriate to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Nutrition, Educational Resources
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Cabello-Garrido, Aurelio; España-Ramos, Enrique; Blanco-López, Ángel – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This paper describes the application of the methodology developed in research on learning progressions to a health-related topic. More specifically, we present a human nutrition learning progression as a hypothesis that now requires empirical validation. The study involved three phases. In the first phase, we analysed the existing literature in…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Dietetics, Eating Habits
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Chan, Kara; Siu, Judy Yuen-Man; Lee, Albert – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: Many school-based health education programmes adopt a one-way, top-down communication approach that students tend to consider boring and ineffective. In contrast, this study tested a pilot school-based health education programme designed to engage students through the creation and production of health-related advertising. Design:…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Ramos, Sara; Vale, Susana; Pinto, Alexandre; Rodrigues, Pedro; Barbot, António – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2020
Obesity in childhood has become a major global public health concern. Its considerable increase in the last decades took the World Health Organization (WHO) to regard this fact as one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Diagnosing, intervening and, above all, preventing obesity in the early stages of life becomes urgent…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Dietetics, Computer Software, Obesity
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Boddy, Gail; Booth, Alison; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Teachers disseminate food knowledge and skills in secondary school curricula that provide essential skills for a healthy life. The purpose of this paper is to explore Australian secondary school teachers' views of healthy eating and their sources of information in planning their food, nutrition and health curriculum.…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Carraway-Stage, Virginia; Henson, Sydney R.; Dipper, Allison; Spangler, Hillary; Ash, Sarah L.; Goodell, L. Suzanne – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: Early education is important for establishing healthy eating behaviors among young children; however, the literature describing nutrition education in the preschool environment is limited. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore teacher experiences related to the incorporation of nutrition education in Head Start preschool…
Descriptors: Models, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Audio Equipment
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Whitney, Elizabeth; Herbert, Patrick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
This article describes a learning activity designed to foster practical healthy eating skills while living on a budget.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Budgets, Money Management
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Kabatas, Mustafa – African Educational Research Journal, 2021
Healthy nutrition is the main factor affecting the adaptation process of children to school regardless of their education level. Nutrition becomes more important in performance-based lessons such as music lessons. Studies conducted to improve education emphasize the importance of a healthy diet for students to improve school performance. Given…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Student Adjustment, Nutrition
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Brockman, Tabetha A.; Sim, Leslie A.; Biggs, Bridget K.; Bronars, Carrie A.; Meiers, Sonja J.; Tolleson, Ellen; Ridgeway, Jennifer L.; Asiedu, Gladys B.; Hanza, Marcelo M.; Olson, Molly A.; Slowiak, Kathleen A.; Weis, Jennifer A.; Patten, Christi A.; Clark, Matthew M.; Millerbernd, Jodi; Sia, Irene G.; Wieland, Mark L. – Health Education Journal, 2020
Objective: To determine intervention needs and to gather stakeholder input regarding healthy eating promotion for youth members served at a Boys & Girls Club in Rochester, Minnesota. Design: Mixed-methods design informed by community-based participatory research principles. Setting and Method: Young people completed a dietary habits…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Youth Programs, After School Programs, Body Height
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Kulik, Noel L.; Moore, E. Whitney; Centeio, Erin E.; Garn, Alex C.; Martin, Jeffrey J.; Shen, Bo; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Background/Aim: Increased knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about a topic and behavioral capability and self-efficacy for healthy eating are often a precursor to behavior change. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the multicomponent school-based program on children's healthy eating knowledge, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Educational Environment
Jefferies, Stephen; Mathias, Kirk – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2007
The authors of this article discuss wellness policies in relation to nutrition education. The article describes some of the most interesting national initiatives for engaging students in nutrition education and encouraging healthy eating. For example, programs such as the Vermont FEED program and the Burlington School Food Project involve students…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Wellness, Nutrition Instruction, Federal Legislation
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Liao, Li-Ling; Lai, I-Ju; Chang, Li-Chun – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the nutrition literacy status of Taiwanese college students and to assess the relationship between nutrition literacy and healthy-eating behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Setting: Six universities in northern, central and southern Taiwan; both national and private…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Literacy
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