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Henry, Anna E.; Story, Mary – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2009
Objective: To identify food and beverage brand Web sites featuring designated children's areas, assess marketing techniques present on those industry Web sites, and determine nutritional quality of branded food items marketed to children. Design: Systematic content analysis of food and beverage brand Web sites and nutrient analysis of food and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Advertising, Marketing
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Molnar, Alex; Boninger, Faith; Harris, Michael D.; Libby, Ken M.; Fogarty, Joseph – National Education Policy Center, 2013
Many states and communities are in chronic fiscal crisis. It is no surprise that beleaguered educators are ever more open to offers of corporate "partnerships" that might bring in additional money for their schools. Unfortunately, many school-business partnerships are little more than marketing arrangements that have few benefits for…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Obesity
Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Since 1965, the Head Start program has served low-income 3- and 4-year-old children and their families with comprehensive early education and support services. Programs provide services focused on the "whole child," including early education addressing cognitive, developmental, and socio-emotional needs; medical and dental screenings and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Students
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Arija, Victoria; Esparo, Griselda; Fernandez-Ballart, Joan; Murphy, Michelle M.; Biarnes, Elisabeth; Canals, Josefa – Intelligence, 2006
The relationship between nutritional status and intellectual capacity in 6-year-old children was investigated in 83 subjects of medium-high socio-economic status, without any apparent risk of malnutrition and normal or high intellectual capacity. Nutritional status was evaluated by measuring food consumption, anthropometrical measurements and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Nutrition, Intelligence Quotient, Verbal Ability
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Woodward, Jenny; Sahota, Pinki; Pike, Jo; Molinari, Rosie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to design and implement interventions to increase free school meal (FSM) uptake in pilot schools. This paper describes the interventions, reports on acceptability (as perceived by school working parties) and explores the process of implementing change. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research consisted of two…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Sato, Priscila M.; Steeves, Elizabeth A.; Carnell, Susan; Cheskin, Lawrence J.; Trude, Angela C.; Shipley, Cara; Mejía Ruiz, M. J.; Gittelsohn, Joel – Health Education Research, 2016
B'More Healthy Community for Kids (BHCK) is an ongoing multi-level intervention to prevent childhood obesity in African-American low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore city, MD. Although previous nutrition interventions involving peer mentoring of youth have been successful, there is a lack of studies evaluating the influence of cross-age peers…
Descriptors: Youth, Mentors, Nutrition, Intervention
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Wells, Nancy M.; Myers, Beth M.; Todd, Lauren E.; Barale, Karen; Gaolach, Brad; Ferenz, Gretchen; Aitken, Martha; Henderson, Charles R.; Tse, Caroline; Pattison, Karen Ostlie; Taylor, Cayla; Connerly, Laura; Carson, Janet B.; Gensemer, Alexandra Z.; Franz, Nancy K.; Falk, Elizabeth – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This randomized controlled trial or "true experiment" examines the effects of a school garden intervention on the science knowledge of elementary school children. Schools were randomly assigned to a group that received the garden intervention (n?=?25) or to a waitlist control group that received the garden intervention at the end of the…
Descriptors: Gardening, Science Education, Low Income, Elementary School Students
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Gray, Sarah K. – Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2015
In recent years, media, health organizations and researchers have raised concern over the health of Canadian children and adolescents. Stakeholders have called on the government to confront the problem. Schools are seen as an ideal location for developing and implementing large-scale interventions because of the ease of access to large groups of…
Descriptors: Females, Nutrition, Secondary School Students, Intervention
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Turnbull, Bernardo; Martinez-Andrade, Gloria; Huerfano, Nazly; Ryan, Gery W.; Martinez, Homero – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2009
Objective: To compare mothers' assessments of nutritional status with anthropometric measures and gain further insights into mothers' reasons for their judgment. Design: Each mother was asked to assess the nutritional status of her child and 2 other children and to compare all 3. Rates for "hits" and "misses" between mothers'…
Descriptors: Mothers, Evaluation, Nutrition, Young Children
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Ice, Christa L.; Neal, William A.; Cottrell, Lesley – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The epidemic of childhood obesity, and its subsequent impact on negative health outcomes, continues to plague the United States. Better health outcomes have been linked to increased child achievement in school. Due to the strong influence parents have on children's healthful behaviors particularly in younger years, it's imperative to examine the…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Health Behavior, Nutrition, Physical Activities
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O'Keefe, Keely R.; Serrano, Elena L.; Davis, George C.; Cole, D. Austin; Frisard, Madlyn I.; Farris, Alisha R. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2020
Purpose/Objectives: Although meals offered through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have been found to be of higher dietary quality than packed lunches, roughly 40% of students bring packed lunches for a variety of reasons, including cost. The purpose of this study was to explore costs, including time, of NSLP and packed lunches. Methods:…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Patino-Fernandez, Anna M.; Hernandez, Jennifer; Villa, Manuela; Delamater, Alan – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: The prevalence of childhood obesity is high, particularly among minority youth. The objective of this article was to evaluate parent and school staff perspectives of childhood health and weight qualitatively to guide the development of a school-based obesity prevention program for minority youth. Methods: Hispanic parents (N?=?9) of…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Child Health, Obesity
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Zhao, Meng; Glewwe, Paul – Economics of Education Review, 2010
This paper analyzes recent household survey data from Gansu, a less developed province in Northwest China, to examine school attainment in a poor rural area of China. Censored ordered probit regressions are used to estimate the determinants of years of schooling. Child nutritional status, as measured by height-for-age Z-scores, and household…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Mothers, Income, Nutrition
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Sharp, William G.; Burrell, T. Lindsey; Jaquess, David L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Feeding problems represent a frequent concern reported by caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders, and growing evidence suggests atypical patterns of intake may place this population at risk of nutritional and/or related medical issues, including chronic vitamin and mineral deficiencies, poor bone growth, and obesity. This…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parents, Food
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Dias, Maria do Rosário; Duque, Alexandra Freches – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Childhood overweight and obesity have been increasing over recent years and, more than ever, we are being called to act, whether as clinicians, parents or educators. The aim of this empirical research is to assess children's cognitive and emotionally internalized mental representation of a "Preferred" and "Healthy Meal," using…
Descriptors: Food, Children, Child Health, Obesity
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