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What Works Clearinghouse, 2012
The study examined whether exercise offered to sedentary, overweight children ages 7 to 11 improved executive function--defined as strategy execution when presented with a novel task--and academic performance in reading and math. The study authors analyzed data on about 170 students from Georgia who were recruited in five cohorts from 2003 to…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Obesity, Exercise, Reading Achievement
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Tso, Melissa K.W.; Rowland, Bosco; Toumbourou, John W.; Guadagno, Belinda L. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Being overweight or obese (overweight/obesity) or physically aggressive in childhood and adolescence can have lifelong consequences, hence are important public health problems. Identifying a relationship between these problems would assist in understanding their developmental origins. The present paper sought to review previous studies and use…
Descriptors: Obesity, Aggression, Children, Adolescents
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Brito, Fabiana A.; Zoellner, Jamie M.; Hill, Jennie; You, Wen; Alexander, Ramine; Hou, Xiaolu; Estabrooks, Paul A. – SAGE Open, 2019
This community-based participatory research (CBPR) project used a collaborative process to develop a culturally relevant workbook for parents of overweight children. We followed a mixed methods iterative process to assess clear communication using a CBPR approach. Materials were evaluated using readability tests, the Clear Communication Index…
Descriptors: Children, Obesity, Rural Areas, Intervention
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Amo-Setién, Francisco; Abajas-Bustillo, Rebeca; Sarabia-Cobo, Carmen; Parás-Bravo, Paula; Leal-Costa, César; Redondo-Figuero, Carlos; Bandini, Linda – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Some studies suggest that children and adolescents with intellectual disability (ID) are at elevated risk of obesity. The objective was to determine the prevalence of and factors associated with overweight and obesity among students attending special education schools in Cantabria, Spain. Methods: Cross-sectional design. A sample of n…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Students with Disabilities, Special Education
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Chen, Senlin; Welk, Gregory J.; Joens-Matre, Roxane R. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2014
As the prevalence of childhood obesity increases, it is important to examine possible differences in psychosocial correlates of physical activity between normal weight and overweight children. The study examined fatness (weight status) and (aerobic) fitness as Enabling factors related to youth physical activity within the Youth Physical Activity…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Fitness, Physical Activity Level, Influences
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Elder, John P.; Arredondo, Elva M.; Campbell, Nadia; Baquero, Barbara; Duerksen, Susan; Ayala, Guadalupe; Crespo, Noc C.; Slymen, Donald; McKenzie, Thomas – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: The prevalence of overweight children has reached epidemic proportions, and affects Latinos youth more than other subgroups in the United States. Given the prevalence of obesity and its economic consequences, community health initiatives have shifted toward primary prevention at younger ages. Methods: Data representing all levels of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Obesity, Body Composition, Incidence
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Choi, Eunsook; Park, HyunJu; Ha, Yeongmi; Hwang, Won Ju – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
Background: Overweight and obesity in children with intellectual disabilities may be a major health threat. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Korean children with intellectual disabilities aged 7-18 years who did not have specific genetic syndromes or physical disabilities. Materials and methods:…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Obesity, Incidence, Mental Retardation
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Powell, Shannon Baker; Engelke, Martha Keehner; Neil, Janice A. – Journal of School Nursing, 2018
School nurses are well positioned to assess, intervene, and evaluate efforts to positively impact students who are overweight or obese. The purpose of this qualitative, descriptive study was to explore the experiences of school nurses providing care to children living with overweight and obesity. Data were collected through face-to-face,…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Obesity, Rural Areas, Minority Group Students
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Caird, Jennifer; Kavanagh, Josephine; O'Mara-Eves, Alison; Oliver, Kathryn; Oliver, Sandy; Stansfield, Claire; Thomas, James – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: To examine evidence from studies exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and educational attainment. Design: A systematic review of secondary analyses and observational studies published in English after 1997 examining attainment as measured by grade point average or other validated measure, in children aged 6 to 16 years,…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Obesity, Correlation, Children
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Penny, Helen; Haddock, Geoffrey – British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
The aim of the present study was to assess the content, favourability and generality of perceptions held about overweight children. The research also addressed whether anti-fat biases change with age and whether they result from a strong association between overweight and bad behaviour, a weak association between overweight and good behaviour or…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Stereotypes, Children
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Boutelle, Kerri N.; Zucker, Nancy L.; Peterson, Carol B.; Rydell, Sarah A.; Cafri, Guy; Harnack, Lisa – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Our purpose in this study was to examine 2 treatments targeted at reducing eating in the absence of hunger in overweight and obese children. Method: Thirty-six overweight and obese 8- to 12-year-old children (58% female; mean age = 10.3 years, SD = 1.3), with high scores on eating in the absence of hunger, and their parents were…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Obesity, Eating Disorders, Hunger
Mosca, Nancy W. – National Association of School Nurses (NJ3), 2005
This manual discusses the school nurse's role in prevention and management of overweight children from an individual student perspective and, perhaps more important, from a system perspective. Manual includes the BMI (Body Mass Index) Wheel.
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, School Nurses, Child Health
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Lindhe Soderlund, Lena; Nordqvist, Cecilia; Angbratt, Marianne; Nilsen, Per – Health Education Research, 2009
The aim of this study was to identify barriers and facilitators to nurses' application of motivational interviewing (MI) to counselling overweight and obese children aged 5 and 7 years, accompanied by their parents. Ten welfare centre and school health service nurses trained and practiced MI for 6 months, then participated in focus group…
Descriptors: Health Services, Obesity, Nurses, Focus Groups
Mazzeo, Deborah; Arens, Sheila A.; Germeroth, Carrie; Hein, Heather – Phi Delta Kappan, 2012
Preschool is a crucial time for obesity prevention, as children are developing eating and physical activity habits. A lack of physical activity at preschool may contribute more to overweight children than parental influences such as modeling and supporting physical activity or providing fitness equipment in the home. Let Me Play is a comprehensive…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Child Health, Comprehensive Programs
Williams, Yvette Gail – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many children in U.S. K-12 schools struggle with childhood obesity. A healthy lifestyle taught in a child's early years is essential for student learning, and it can set the pace for healthy choices to be made in adulthood. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to explore the experiences of parents in Montgomery County, Ohio, who…
Descriptors: Child Health, Obesity, Life Style, Case Studies
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