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Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Public Health, Physical Activities, Obesity
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Gidding, Samuel S.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1995
This article presents recommendations developed at the 1994 American Heart Association's Children's Heart Health Conference to promote cardiovascular health in children, particularly regarding public health, lifestyle, and behavior. The recommendations cover the areas of physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco, providing suggestions for schools,…
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Child Health, Community Role, Eating Habits
Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield. – 2000
This document is comprised of five fact sheets from the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding childhood lead poisoning. Recent studies claim that childhood lead poisoning can contribute to problems later in life, such as academic failure, juvenile delinquency, and high blood pressure. Directed to parents, caregivers, and health care…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Family Environment
US Department of Health and Human Services, 2005
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a new public education outreach program designed to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight through improving food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing screen time. The program is a collaboration of four Institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH):…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Child Health, Physical Activities, Nutrition
Mockenhaupt, Robin – 1984
Designed to simplify the search for federal government resources on maternal and child health, this guide was prepared for use by health professionals, educators, administrators, and the general public. It describes over 250 print and nonprint (posters, audiovisuals) resources in prenatal, infant, child, and adolescent health. The guide is divided…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Child Abuse
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. – 1991
This report describes the results of two statewide surveys conducted during Spring, 1991: the 1992 Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the 1991 Utah School Health Education Survey (SHES). Sixty-three schools were randomly selected to participate in the state-level YRBS, and all 311 public and private schools with students in grades 7…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Health Education
Holt, Grace D. – 1988
The curriculum consists of a workbook for language minority parents learning English as a Second Language and parenting skills, and a teaching activities guide for instructors. The guide, developed for both literate and non-literate adults, serves three purposes: (1) as a visual aid for the classroom, with pictures introducing English in…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Child Health, Citizenship Education, Daily Living Skills
House-Deere, Deb, Comp.; Beckett, Julie, Comp. – 1990
The primary purpose of this document is to help Iowa's parents of young children with special needs find financial resources and services. It is expected that the document will also serve as a resource guide for professionals who provide services to children with special needs and their families. Contents are organized in four sections concerning,…
Descriptors: Blindness, Check Lists, Child Health, Community Programs
Jacobson, Michael F.; Maxwell, Bruce – 1994
Noting that American children consume a diet with too much fat, cholesterol, sugar, and salt, this book translates scientific knowledge about healthy eating into practical steps for parents. Chapters are: (1) "Fat and Cholesterol," examining the connection between fat intake and disease; (2) "Sugar and Salt," including the…
Descriptors: Advertising, Behavior Problems, Child Health, Children