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Bergeron, Michael F. – New Directions for Youth Development, 2007
The health benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are widely known: enhanced cardiorespiratory fitness, increased muscular strength and endurance, and favorable cholesterol and other profiles. Nevertheless, particularly in youth sports programs run by volunteer, and perhaps inadequately trained, coaches, many youth may not realize the…
Descriptors: Athletics, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Athletic Coaches
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Lee, Paul H. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2017
Purpose: Some confounders are nonlinearly associated with dependent variables, but they are often adjusted using a linear term. The purpose of this study was to examine the error of mis-specifying the nonlinear confounding effect. Methods: We carried out a simulation study to investigate the effect of adjusting for a nonlinear confounder in the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Simulation, Diabetes, Hypertension
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Whitney, Elizabeth; Herbert, Patrick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2018
This article describes a learning activity designed to foster practical healthy eating skills while living on a budget.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Budgets, Money Management
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Mosier, Brian – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2012
The first national youth fitness evaluation conducted in the United States was in 1958. Since that time, schools have continued to administer fitness evaluations using a variety of tests with no national-level assessment of youth fitness [Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2012]. However, in September 2012, the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP)…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Disease Control, Physical Education
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Herbert, Patrick C.; Lohrmann, David K.; Hall, Cougar – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2017
Health promotion programs for school staff are an overlooked and under-utilized resource that can lead to reductions in overweight and obesity among teachers and other staff members if implemented properly. In addition to increasing the overall staff wellness, boosting morale, increasing productivity, improving academic achievement, providing…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, School Personnel, Wellness
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Herbert, Patrick C.; Whitney, Elizabeth A. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
The purpose of this article is to describe a tested teaching idea that can be implemented in elementary schools to introduce young children to fruits and vegetables that they may not be familiar with.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction
Fort, Inza L.; Di Brezzo, Ro – 1989
The preponderance of articles and research on nutrition can be confusing. The active woman over 30 can enhance performance and health with a high-quality diet. Specific nutritional concerns for women after the college years, such as nutrient content, iron, calcium, vitamin supplementation, and caffeine are discussed. Evidence that processed foods…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Dietetics, Exercise, Nutrition Instruction
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Miller, Judith; Graham, Lorraine; Pennington, Jim – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2013
Health-related knowledge has been assumed to inform lifestyle choices for school-aged students. A "health-promoting school" provides the conceptual framework for this intervention. A large boarding school developed, implemented and refined a Nutritional Symbol System for their dining hall. The effectiveness of this social marketing…
Descriptors: Life Style, Knowledge Level, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
Jones, Jeffery A., Ed. – 1988
This official training manual of the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association includes the latest coaching and training techniques specific to all sports in the national program. The book features guidelines for coaching over a dozen sports, including soccer, swimming, cycling, and track and field. It contains everything coaches,…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Athletic Coaches, Athletics
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Ryan, Carol A.; Beighle, Aaron – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
The number of children and youth who are overweight has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. According to the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. In…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Nickelson, Jen; Lawrence, Jeannine C.; Parton, Jason M.; Knowlden, Adam P.; McDermott, Robert J. – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: Obesity affects nearly 17% of US children and youth 2-19?years old and 10% of infants and toddlers under the age of 2?years. One strategy for addressing obesity is to discourage sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption. Compared with their older school-aged counterparts, children =5?years depend largely on parents for the purchase…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Obesity, Health Behavior, Dietetics
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Plisk, Steven – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005
This article focuses on standards specific to Domain 3: Physical Preparation and Conditioning of the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2004b). It discusses program design concepts that coaches can apply to prepare athletes for the demands of their sport, and is based on both research and best professional practice. Sport preparation has…
Descriptors: Program Design, Physical Education, Training, Athletes
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Meaney, Karen S.; Kopf, Kelcie – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2010
The Health, Exercise, and Sport Science (HESS) faculty at Texas Tech University, along with many of its graduate and undergraduate students, have been working with overweight youth since the Fun & Fit program launched in 2004. The collaborative effort between Tech and the Lubbock Independent School District, funded by a Carol M. White Physical…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities
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Irwin, Carol C.; Irwin, Richard L.; Miller, Maureen E.; Somes, Grant W.; Richey, Phyllis A. – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Professional sport organizations in the United States have notable celebrity status, and several teams have used this "star power" to collaborate with local school districts toward the goal of affecting children's health. Program effectiveness is unknown due to the absence of comprehensive evaluations for these initiatives.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Wang, Jin; McJunkin, Dirk – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005
In this article, the authors discuss the important role that coaches play in the overall development of athletes' ability, physical well being, mental maturity, discipline and sportsmanship. It is crucial for coaches to provide quality coaching to younger athletes so they can obtain a positive experience through athletic activities. This article…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletes, Athletics, National Standards
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