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Haussler-Mathews, Mary Ellen – Arts & Activities, 1998
Describes an art activity in which the students created art-paper collages of salads. Explains that before making the collages there was a discussion on healthy eating habits and the benefits of a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Identifies the materials needed for the collages. (CMK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Expression, Art Materials, Childrens Art
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Malone, Susan Kohl – Journal of School Nursing, 2005
The dramatic increase in our understanding of the brain's development throughout childhood has increased our knowledge of the significance of micronutrients, such as iron and vitamin B-12, for this development. Deficiencies of these micronutrients have been shown to have an impact on students' cognitive development. Regardless of this knowledge,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, School Nurses, Nutrition, Food
Kilty, Katie; Klag, Bill – Zip Lines: The Voice for Adventure Education, 2001
Presents two group activities for ages 10 and up; one instructs about food groups and reinforces healthy eating habits, while the other is a multitask physical activity stressing cooperation and coordination. Includes target group, group size, time and space needs, activity level, overview, goals, props, instructions, suggestions for framing and…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Dietetics, Experiential Learning, Food
Birkenshaw, Patricia – School Business Affairs, 1994
Nutrition integrity ensures that all foods available in schools for children are consistent with recommended dietary allowances and contribute to the development of lifelong, healthy eating habits. Attaining nutrition integrity is the goal of numerous changes in National School Lunch and Breakfast Program regulations. Outlines new federal…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Regulation, Food Service
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Kubik, Martha Y.; Lytle, Leslie A.; Hannan, Peter J.; Story, Mary; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of School Health, 2002
Surveyed middle school teachers regarding their classroom food and eating behaviors. Using food (particularly candy) as student incentives was common. Most foods used did not support development of healthy eating habits. Many teachers did not role model healthy eating at school. Prevalent use of vending machines was reported. Correlates of…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Eating Habits, Middle School Teachers, Middle Schools
Murphey, David; Mackintosh, Bonnie; McCoy-Roth, Marci – Child Trends, 2011
The importance of good nutrition and exercise is well known, and parents have long worried about their children's diets and envied their high energy levels. Like so many life style habits, patterns of nutrition and exercise behaviors are typically established in early childhood. Poor diet and lack of exercise contribute to obesity, which has been…
Descriptors: Obesity, Exercise, Heart Disorders, Economically Disadvantaged
Kessler, Daniel B. – Zero to Three (J), 2012
Daniel B. Kessler, MD, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, provides guidance on establishing healthy eating patterns in the early years. He emphasizes the importance of the feeding relationship as an important part of a child's social and emotional development. How parents approach feeding and mealtime is about so much more than physical…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction, Emotional Development
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Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.; Skouteris, Helen; Morris, Heather – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
The study aimed to enhance young children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and environmental sustainability through play-based activities developed by nursery educators in Crete, Greece. Intervention group children received 4-6 weeks of curriculum activities, and their knowledge about healthy eating, active play and sustainability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Eating Habits, Health Behavior
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Meyer, Mary Kay; Marshak, John; Conklin, Martha T. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2004
This study identifies the nature of nutrition environment in middle grades schools from the principals' and superintendents' point of view and determines which elements of a school's nutrition environment these school administrators considered most relevant to students' health and well-being. Most school administrators did not think the…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Early Adolescents
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Camp-Spivey, Logan J.; Newman, Susan D.; Stevens, Robert N.; Nichols, Michelle – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: School-based interventions and strategies targeting physical activity (PA) and eating patterns have successfully addressed unhealthy behaviors contributing to excess weight in school-age children. The purpose of this study was to investigate South Carolina (SC) public school administrators' perceptions of and experiences with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Health Behavior, Administrator Attitudes, Barriers
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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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Camp-Spivey, Logan J.; Newman, Susan D.; Stevens, Robert N.; Nichols, Michelle – Journal of School Health, 2022
Background: In South Carolina (SC), 42% of youth are overweight or obese. Two sets of modifiable behaviors contributing to obesity are physical activity (PA) and dietary habits. School-based interventions have successfully improved these behaviors. The purpose of this study was to identify SC public school personnel perspectives on the most common…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits, School Personnel
Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Texas Agricultural Extension Service. – 2001
This document features gardening activities for children in grades 3-5. Lesson plans target teaching children healthy eating habits; children should consume five servings of fruits and vegetables each day to take in the necessary vitamins and minerals essential for health and growth. Many lesson plans are also associated with physical activities…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Gardening, Hands on Science, Health
National Inst. of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH), Bethesda, MD. – 1997
Currently, at least one child in five is overweight. Although children have fewer health problems from weight than adults, overweight children are at high risk for many health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. Several factors are cited as to why children become overweight. Genetics, lack of exercise, and…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification, Children, Eating Disorders
Hilton, Alan – 1983
The paper describes interventions which can be used by parents of infants or toddlers with feeding problems. General considerations center on the critical nature of food intake, the importance of controlling events associated with feeding, and the reinforcing nature of certain adults. The paper suggests the need for selecting interventions which…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Eating Habits, Infants
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