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Skouteris, Helen; Edwards, Susan; Morris, Heather; Cox, Rachael; Baur, Louise; Wolfenden, Luke; Huang, Terry T. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Preschool children's interest in popular culture is linked to many determinants of obesity development including branded energy-dense foods and sedentary play using digital technologies. In addition, highly packaged foods and throwaway toys reinforce unsustainable environmental habits encouraged by immersive marketing systems. Interrupting the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health Education, Well Being, Prevention
Magreta-Nyongani, Martha – ProQuest LLC, 2012
School feeding programs enhance the efficiency of the education system by improving enrollment, reducing dropouts and increasing perseverance. They also have the potential to reach the poor, directly making them an effective social safety net. In many low-resource countries, school feeding programs are designed to protect children from the effects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Food, Lunch Programs
Levin, Diane – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: Media culture touches most aspects of the lives of children growing up today, beginning at the earliest ages. It is profoundly the lessons children learn as well as how they learn, thereby contributing to what this article characterizes as "remote control childhood." Educators need to understand remote control childhood so…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Children, Educational Practices, Influence of Technology
Linn, Susan – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2009
Hands-on creative play is essential to children's health and well being, yet in the 21st century United States, nurturing such play has actually become countercultural. The dominant, marketing-driven, media-saturated culture dictates against it. In addition to depriving children of time spent in creative play, unlimited access to screens means…
Descriptors: Children, Creativity, Play, Well Being
Santiago, Deborah; Brown, Sarita E. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2004
By the year 2025, 25 percent of school-age children in the United States and 22 percent of the college-age population will be Hispanic. Yet even with the growth of the population there remain significant achievement gaps between Hispanic students and other racial and ethnic groups, leading to fewer Latino high school and college graduates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, Profiles, Program Descriptions