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Walsh, Joseph A. – American Biology Teacher, 2013
Obesity is the costliest preventable health problem in the United States. Understanding and applying the first law of thermodynamics will help students prevent and treat this all-too-common problem.
Descriptors: Obesity, Thermodynamics, Secondary School Students, Metabolism
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Larrier, Yvonne I.; Bakerson, Michelle A.; Linton, Jeremy M.; Walker, Lynne R.; Woolford, Susan J. – Journal of School Counseling, 2011
Childhood obesity is a significant public health concern. Since 1960, the prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States increased dramatically from 5% to 16.9%. To date many interventions to address obesity in schools have focused on healthy changes to the content of vending machines, school lunches, and the addition of after school…
Descriptors: Obesity, Public Health, Children, School Counselors
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Oliver, Elia; Vallés-?erez, Iván; Baños, Rosa-María; Cebolla, Ausias; Botella, Cristina; Soria-Olivas, Emilio – Sociological Methods & Research, 2018
Data collected in psychological studies are mainly characterized by containing a large number of variables (multidimensional data sets). Analyzing multidimensional data can be a difficult task, especially if only classical approaches are used (hypothesis tests, analyses of variance, linear models, etc.). Regarding multidimensional models, visual…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Visual Aids, Maps, Psychological Studies
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Stewart, Gregory L.; Webster, Collin A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2018
The high rates of overweight and obesity continue to be a major health concern in the United States. Teachers and teacher training programs too often overlook students who are overweight and obese and their experiences in physical education. This article reviews literature on the perceptions of overweight students regarding physical education and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Obesity
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Pugmire, Ria; Lyons, Antonia C. – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Fears of an 'obesity epidemic' in New Zealand and elsewhere have led to a growing focus on children's weight, diet and activities. The aim of this research project was to highlight children's voices, stepping back from obesity interventions to explore how health and obesity discourses are taken up by young primary school children. Nine 6 and…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Body Composition, Human Body, Obesity
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Kime, Nicky Helen; McKenna, Jim; Griffiths, Claire; Rivett, Martin; Gately, Paul – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the healthy weight services in one local authority in England, where obesity levels have been above the national average since 2006. Design: We conducted process and outcome evaluation using a qualitative methodology. Data were generated in focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Health, Empowerment
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Barnas, Jillian; Wunder, Colin, II; Ball, Steve – Physical Educator, 2018
Introduction: The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has reached epidemic status with some states with rates as high as 20%. The most effective interventions for combating inactivity target children before inactivity develops in their adolescent years. If effective, school-aged physical activity (PA) interventions would decrease…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Child Health, Obesity, Physical Activity Level
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Menez, Steven; Cheskin, Lawrence; Geller, Gail – Health Education & Behavior, 2013
Objective: To determine and compare the perspectives of the general public and health care providers (HCPs) on obesity and its treatment in rural West Virginia (WV) and Baltimore, MD. Method: Surveys were completed in both locations by the general public (WV: "n" = 200; Baltimore: "n" = 171) and HCPs (WV: "n" = 25;…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Personnel, Public Opinion, Body Composition
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Augustine, Jennifer M.; Kimbro, Rachel T. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2013
Child obesity in the U.S. is a significant public health issue, particularly among children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Thus, the roles of parents' human and financial capital and racial and ethnic background have become important topics of social science and public health research on child obesity. Less often discussed, however, is the role…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Public Health, Family Influence
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Miller, Alison L.; Lumeng, Carey N.; Delproposto, Jennifer; Florek, Brian; Wendorf, Kristin; Lumeng, Julie C. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2013
Mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in school readiness and health outcomes, particularly obesity, among preschool-aged children are complex and poorly understood. Obesity can induce changes in proteins in the circulation that contribute to the negative impact of obesity on health; such changes may relate to cognitive and emotion…
Descriptors: Obesity, Metabolism, Low Income Groups, Preschool Children
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Odum, Mary; McKyer, E. Lisako J.; Tisone, Christine A.; Outley, Corliss W. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Researchers in numerous disciplines have investigated the effects of the school environment on childhood obesity (CHO), one of the greatest current health concerns in the United States. There is a gap in current empirical evidence, however, on school personnel's perspectives of this issue. This study examined school personnel's…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Attitude Measures, Obesity, Child Health
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Jain, Anjali; Langwith, Casey – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Although studies have shown that school-based obesity interventions can be effective, little is known about how to translate and implement programs into real-world school settings. Methods: Semistructured interviews were conducted in spring 2012 with 19 key informants who participated in a multifaceted childhood obesity intervention…
Descriptors: Obesity, Intervention, Semi Structured Interviews, School Nurses
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Peart, Tasha; de Leon Siantz, MaryLou – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Though many studies have examined the level of physician obesity prevention counseling among the general population, little is known about how homeless patients are advised about healthy eating and physical activity by their health care provider. The homeless are an at-risk population with whom physicians and other health professionals can play a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Physicians, Role
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Rudella, Jennifer L.; Butz, Jennifer V. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Due to the growing obesity epidemic in the United States, educators must consider new ways to increase physical activity in an effort to address obesity. There are a variety of ways educators can increase physical activity in the classroom, and exergames--video games that require physical movement in order to play--are a modern-day approach to…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Exercise
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Lobelo, Felipe; Garcia de Quevedo, Isabel; Holub, Christina K.; Nagle, Brian J.; Arredondo, Elva M.; Barquera, Simon; Elder, John P. – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Rapidly rising childhood obesity rates constitute a public health priority in Latin America which makes it imperative to develop evidence-based strategies. Schools are a promising setting but to date it is unclear how many school-based obesity interventions have been documented in Latin America and what level of evidence can be…
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Obesity, Prevention, Body Weight
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