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Notley, Caitlin; Goodair, Christine; Chaytor, Andrew; Carroll, Janine; Ghodse, Hamid; Kopelman, Peter – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2014
Introduction: This article reports on a Department of Health UK funded project to implement consensus substance misuse teaching in undergraduate curricula in medical schools in England. The aim was to better equip practising doctors of the future to deal with substance misuse issues. Method: A project coordinator worked with local curriculum…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Medical Education, Drug Addiction, Foreign Countries
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Spaulding, Carol; Gottlieb, Nell H.; Jensen, Jody – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2008
Child- and family-serving programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) design and conduct interventions to improve the health of their clients through better nutrition. But these programs present a significant opportunity to improve physical activity levels in the preschool population as well,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Physical Fitness
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Farrell, Anne; Faigenbaum, Avery; Radler, Tracy – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
The urgency to improve fitness levels and decrease the rate of childhood obesity has been at the forefront of physical education philosophy and praxis. Few would dispute that school-age youth need to participate regularly in physical activities that enhance and maintain both skill- and health-related physical fitness. Regular physical activity…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Children
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Ribeiro, Ligia G. dos Santos Chaves; Portal, Maria de Nazare Dias; da Silva, Joao Bittencourt; Saraiva, Alan; da Cruz Monte, Gerson, Jr.; Dantas, Estelio H. M. – Biomedical Human Kinetics, 2010
Study aim: To compare two exercise training modes on the physical fitness of 10 year-old children. Material and methods: A sample of 60 schoolboys aged 10 years were randomly divided into 3 groups: Traditional (TG), trained according to the Brazilian national curricular parameters, Maturational (MG), in which the degree of difficulty of the…
Descriptors: Maturity (Individuals), Age Differences, Physical Fitness, Exercise
National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2006
A course in Exercise Physiology is a common requirement among undergraduate students preparing for a career in physical education, adult fitness, or athletic training. Often, such courses are taught to an assortment of students from a variety of disciplines (Van Donselaar & Leslie, 1990) with an emphasis on physiological principles applied to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Physical Education Teachers, Exercise Physiology, Teacher Education Programs
Thissen-Milder, Mary – Minnesota Department of Education, 2006
Since 1923, Minnesota educators have been engaged in teaching and promoting Physical Education. In 2005, it has become apparent that the 2,500 physical education instructors in Minnesota are in need of a Best Practices document to support quality Physical Education. As a result, this manual has been developed to provide assistance to school…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Educational Quality, Physical Education
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Madsen, Kristine A.; Linchey, Jennifer – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: School-based body mass index (BMI) or body composition screening is increasing, but little is known about the process of parent notification. Since 2001, California has required annual screening of body composition via the FITNESSGRAM, with optional notification. This study sought to identify the prevalence of parental notification…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Body Composition, Body Weight, Parents
Online Submission, 2006
Heart Health is grounded in the skill of learning to listen to the language of the heart. It connects students to their heart-rate data, and offers insights into what these numbers mean using the framework of Heart Zones Training. There are eight learning opportunities that originate from the following questions: How does heart health information…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Human Body, Physical Education, Physical Activities
Winnick, Joseph P.; Short, Francis X. – 1998
This final report discusses the outcomes of a project designed to extend the nation's current emphasis on health-related, criterion-referenced fitness testing and programming to children and adolescents with disabilities. It summarizes project activities leading up to the Brockport Physical Fitness Test and related measures. Activities included:…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Criterion Referenced Tests
Web Feet, 2002
This annotated subject guide to Web sites for grades K-8 focuses on the American Revolution, fitness, U.S. Presidents, rocks and minerals, spelling, vocabulary, and calendar connections for Women's History Month and other March observations. Specific grade levels are indicated for each annotation. (LRW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Program Divisions
The Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL) is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide information resources on early learning and training related to implementing the Illinois Early Learning Standards for parents and for early childhood personnel in all settings. The IEL tip sheets offer suggestions to parents and early childhood…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Child Development, Child Health, Child Safety
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Sander, Allan N.; And Others – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1993
Describes Florida's "Fit to Achieve," a cardiovascular fitness education program for elementary students. Children are taught responsibility for their own cardiovascular fitness through proper exercise, personal exercise habits, and regular aerobic exercise. The program stresses collaborative effort between physical educators and…
Descriptors: Aerobics, Cardiovascular System, Child Health, Cooperative Planning
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. – 2003
A Senate committee hearing received testimony on the problems of Native American youth and programs addressing those problems. Speakers included representatives of the American Academy of Pediatrics, United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the Office of National Drug…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Child Health, Diabetes
Jones, Margaret A., Ed. – 1981
At the final session of the January conference on Contemporary Elementary and Middle School Physical Education, 40 discussions and workshops centered on physical fitness, health, safety, and adapting athletics for the disabled child. Other topics covered were creative dance, water activities, lifetime sports, and teacher resource materials and…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Health Education
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Svendsen, Annemari Munk – Sport, Education and Society, 2014
In the debate over health, one political message has become more and more dominant in western societies over the past decade: "Get moving!" The logic seems to be that physical activity per se equals better health and that the more physical activity, the better one's health. This logic has, among other things, induced an increased…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Instructional Materials, Human Body
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