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Vanderkruik, Rachel; McPherson, Marianne E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2017
Evaluating initiatives implemented across multiple settings can elucidate how various contextual factors may influence both implementation and outcomes. Understanding context is especially critical when the same program has varying levels of success across settings. We present a framework for evaluating contextual factors affecting an initiative…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sustainability, Program Implementation, Context Effect
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Brissette, Ian; Wales, Kathleen; O'Connell, Meghan – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Addressing the limitations of existing Local Wellness Policies (LWPs) and promoting their implementation remain priorities for health and education agencies. One gap has been the absence of a standard assessment to support LWP revision. During planning for an initiative to improve school nutrition and physical education policy, the…
Descriptors: School Policy, Nutrition, Physical Education, Public Health
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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James; Bickford, Nate; Bickford, Sonja H.; Hollman, Angela; Coughlin, Ava; Dinkel, Danae; Meyer, Richard C.; Ranglack, Dustin H. – Health Educator, 2018
Considering over one-third of the United States' population is now considered obese, childhood obesity has become a highlighted public health concern. Educators and health professionals have spent a significant amount of time examining how to approach the obesity epidemic, specifically childhood obesity, yet there is still no clear solution. An…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Community Programs, Public Health, Food
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Brill, Michelle F. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension has many opportunities to promote breastfeeding, one of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to protect the health of her infant and herself. This article describes how and why Cooperative Extension can and should partner with federal and state efforts to promote breastfeeding. Members of Rutgers' Family and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Technical Assistance, Nutrition, Expertise
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Jordan, Jeffrey W.; Stalgaitis, Carolyn A.; Charles, John; Madden, Patrick A.; Radhakrishnan, Anjana G.; Saggese, Daniel – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Purpose: Peer crowds are macro-level subcultures that share similarities across geographic areas. Over the past decade, dozens of studies have explored the association between adolescent peer crowds and risk behaviors, and how they can inform public health efforts. However, despite the interest, researchers have not yet reported on crowd size and…
Descriptors: Peer Influence, Peer Groups, Health Behavior, At Risk Persons
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Dinour, Lauren M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Competitive foods in schools have historically been scrutinized for their ubiquity and poor nutritional quality, leading many states to enact legislation limiting the availability and accessibility of these items. Evaluations of these policy approaches show their promise in improving the healthfulness of school food environments, considered an…
Descriptors: Conflict, Food, Nutrition, Obesity
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White, Marney A.; Mayer, Margaret; Vanderlind, W. Michael; Allswede, Dana – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: Postgraduate education is recognized as a time of intense stress. Rates of anxiety and depression are elevated among graduate students, and longitudinal studies have documented increases in clinical symptoms over the course of training. Purpose: The current study was to evaluate whether an academically sponsored self-care intervention…
Descriptors: Public Health, Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Self Management
Montana Office of Public Instruction, 2017
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is an epidemiologic surveillance system that was established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, High School Students, National Surveys, Risk
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Dixon, Helen; Scully, Maree; Cotter, Trish; Maloney, Sarah; Wakefield, Melanie – Health Education Research, 2015
This study aimed to identify and analyse the content of previously produced and aired adult-targeted public health advertisements (ads) addressing weight, nutrition or physical activity internationally. Ads were identified via keyword searches of Google, YouTube and websites of relevant government agencies and health organizations, and were…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Health Promotion
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Kaiser, Michelle L.; Usher, Kareem; Spees, Colleen – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2015
This research sought to explore nutrition and related health issues of 151 households with children who participated in a survey addressing food access, food security, nutrition, health, food provisioning strategies, and barriers to optimal food consumption. This study explored the potential use of community food security strategies as a tool to…
Descriptors: Food, Security (Psychology), Nutrition, Health
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McKinley, Christopher J.; Limbu, Yam B.; Gautam, Rajesh K.; Ahirwar, Ajay K.; Dubey, Pragya; Jayachandran, C. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: There has been little research conducted within developing nations examining the link between knowledge and diet-related perceptions and behaviors. In addition, prior investigations have rarely examined interrelationships between knowledge and other nutrition-related factors. Purpose: This study explored the relationship between…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Adults, Social Influences
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Shebl, Amany Mohamed; Hatata, El Sayed Zaki; Boughdady, Aziza Mahmoud; El-Sayed, Sally Mohammed – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Obesity is a major public health problem affecting all ages in both developed and developing countries. It is considered the fifth leading risk factor for deaths all over the world as about 2.8 million people die due to obesity each year directly or indirectly. Obesity in elderly is considered one of the most serious public health challenges for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Obesity, Older Adults, Incidence
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Gilboy, Mary Beth; Bill, Debra E. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
A week long immersion experience in Guanajuato, Mexico provided an opportunity for public health and nutrition students to improve their understanding of Mexican culture, nutrition, and food traditions. The experience positively impacted the students' understanding of the importance of cultural sensitivity in working with the local Mexican…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Education, Latin American Culture, Food
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Speller, Viv; Byrne, Jenny; Dewhirst, Sue; Almond, Palo; Mohebati, Lisa; Norman, Melanie; Polack, Sarah; Memon, Anjum; Grace, Marcus; Margetts, Barrie; Roderick, Paul – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of an education and public health collaboration investigating the impact of adapted training to enhance teachers' potential role to promote child health and wellbeing. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in three phases: a survey of the health education content in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, Child Health
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de Macedo, Adriana Nori; Mathiaparanam, Stellena; Ly, Ritchie; Britz-McKibbin, Philip – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
New experiments for undergraduate students are needed to stimulate experiential learning in the laboratory while providing valuable training for future career development. Iodine deficiency remains a major public health concern that is monitored by measuring the median urinary iodide concentration of a population. In this context, we have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Food, Nutrition
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