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Adams, Alexandra K.; LaRowe, Tara L.; Cronin, Kate A.; Prince, Ronald J.; Wubben, Deborah P.; Parker, Tassy; Jobe, Jared B. – Journal of Primary Prevention, 2012
Healthy Children, Strong Families (HCSF) is a 2-year, community-driven, family-based randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyles intervention conducted in partnership with four Wisconsin American Indian tribes. HCSF is composed of 1 year of targeted home visits to deliver nutritional and physical activity curricula. During Year 1, trained…
Descriptors: Health Education, Intervention, American Indians, American Indian Education
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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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Breslin, Gavin; Brennan, Deirdre – Child Care in Practice, 2012
We describe the design of a school-based healthy lifestyle intervention for eight-year-old to nine-year-old school children from lower socio-economic backgrounds, intended to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary behaviours, reduce screen-time behaviours, encourage healthy attitudes and behaviours to nutrition, and reduce body mass index.…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Intervention, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion
Raddish, Michele; And Others – 1995
Using interviews with parents and guardians, and the child where appropriate, this study compared feeding problems of children with disabilities in Kentucky with a sample of typical children. Subjects were 50 children ages 3-5; 25 children were without disabilities. In addition to interviews, data were collected from case records, medical…
Descriptors: Child Health, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Nutrition
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Food Service, Nutrition
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Arnold, Georgianne L.; Hyman, Susan L.; Mooney, Robert A.; Kirby, Russell S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2003
The plasma amino acid profiles of 10 children with autism on gluten and casein restricted diets and 26 on unrestricted diets were reviewed. There was a trend for the children on restricted diets to have an increased prevalence of essential amino acid deficiencies and lower plasma levels of essential acids. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Body Composition, Child Health
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Moore, Sue N.; Murphy, Simon; Tapper, Katy; Moore, Laurence – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: Social, physical and temporal characteristics are known to influence the eating experience and the effectiveness of nutritional policies. As the school meal service features prominently in UK nutritional and health promotion policy, the paper's aim is to investigate the characteristics of the primary school dining context and their…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Interviews, Foreign Countries
Erickson, Joan Good – 1976
This bibliography on nutritional disorders and child development is directed towards early childhood professionals outside the field of nutrition. The main topic covered pertains to malnutrition and undernutrition as it relates to mental/intellectual/cognitive development of children from the fetal stage through the early childhood years. Included…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education
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Adrogue, Cecilia; Orlicki, Maria Eugenia – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2013
As Argentina presents problems of malnutrition, the federal in-school feeding program has become a key policy because it provides an important nutritional intervention during a relevant growth period. This paper estimates the effect of the program on academic performance--measured by standardized test scores--with a difference in difference model,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Scores
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Santos Lombardi, Raquel; Correa Mendes, Marjori; Peters Salgado, Ana Claudia – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2016
In this research, we analyze the process of expansion of the communicative repertoires during science teaching, observing how the bilinguality and literacy of the students are developed through this process. The context of the study is the English lesson integrated into the teaching of science at the Municipal School Jose Calil Ahouagi in Juiz de…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Science Instruction
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Oliveira, Alandeom; Weiland, Ingrid; Hsu, Ting-Fang – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2015
Food constitutes an important pedagogical component of elementary science, yet research on how to approach this topic is scarce. The present study attends to this issue by exploring "food appraisal" (dialogic sense-making wherein elementary teachers and students orally evaluate particular types of foods and eating habits) during science…
Descriptors: Food, Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Elementary School Students
Bureau of Community Health Services (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. – 1981
This manual shows health providers how to perform precisely and expertly each step of several procedures used in screening children for nutritional problems. It is intended for all health providers who are involved in weighing and measuring children, recording and plotting measurements on growth charts, taking blood samples to test for iron…
Descriptors: Anemia, Body Height, Body Weight, Children
National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board. – 1985
Written primarily for health professionals advising on programs and policy related to nutrition and diarrhea therapy, this report is aimed at management of diarrhea in less-developed countries, but its information and technical insights are relevant to an understanding of diarrhea and its management throughout the world. Technical in orientation…
Descriptors: Children, Disease Control, Diseases, Guidelines
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Fisher-Maltese, Carley – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2016
This is an important time to catalyze hope about the environment instead of fear and despair. One such opportunity for hope lies in school garden programs. Most of the scant studies on these settings investigate the health/nutritional impacts, science learning potential, or emotional dispositions of students. However, few studies examine the…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Science Education
Fomon, Samuel J. – 1977
Intended for child health care providers, the text contains information on improving preventive efforts in nutrition, particurlarly those focused on prevention of the major health problems which are nutrition related (obesity, atherosclerosis, dental caries, and anemia). Part I focuses on screening of individual children likely to be at risk of…
Descriptors: Anemia, Blood Circulation, Body Weight, Dentistry
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