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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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Orme, Judy; Jones, Matthew; Salmon, Debra; Weitkamp, Emma; Kimberlee, Richard – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: Health promotion programmes are widely held to be more effective when the subjects of them actively participate in the process of change. The purpose of this paper is to report on an evaluation of the Food for Life Partnership programme, a multi-level initiative in England promoting healthier nutrition and food sustainability awareness…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Participation, Intervention
Rutledge, Teresa F., Ed. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
During the last 3 decades, the prevalence of obesity has tripled among persons aged 6-19 years. Multiple chronic disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and high blood glucose levels are related to obesity. Schools have a responsibility to help prevent obesity and promote physical activity and healthy eating…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Health Education, Physical Activities
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Subramaniam, Prithwi Raj – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
A holistic approach to promote physical activity should become a high priority if society is to overcome the dramatic increase in physical inactivity and kypokinetic diseases associated with it. In order to achieve this goal, a collective effort is urgently needed if everyone is serious in combating this unhealthy and dangerous trend. Schools as a…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level
Geisz, Mary B. – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2008
Samuels & Associates, a research and evaluation firm based in Oakland, California, organized the National Evaluation and Measurement Meeting on School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, held on May 6 and 7, 2004 in San Francisco. The purpose of the meeting was to develop consensus regarding measures and tools to evaluate school-based…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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Thompson, Olivia M.; Ghelardini, Lauren; Keene, Kristin L.; Stewart, Kendra B. – Health Education Journal, 2014
Objectives: We sought to determine the prevalence and distribution of state-level legislation regulating farm-to-school programmes throughout the United States of America (USA). The research is timely given national goals put forth by the Let's Move Campaign and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to reduce childhood obesity prevalence and…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, State Legislation, Databases
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Agron, Peggy; Berends, Victoria; Ellis, Karen; Gonzalez, Martin – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: School wellness policies are a key component to the prevention of adolescent obesity. This national research study sought to understand the wellness environment in school districts across the country and to identify challenges districts face and needs they have in order to effectively implement, monitor, and evaluate school wellness…
Descriptors: State Schools, Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities
Simovska, Venka; Dadaczynski, Kevin; Viig, Nina Grieg; Bowker, Sue; Woynarowska, Barbara; de Ruiter, Silvia; Buijs, Goof – Online Submission, 2010
The HEPS Tool for Schools provides ideas, guidelines and suggested techniques to help schools in their development of school policy on healthy eating and physical activity. There is growing evidence that a comprehensive whole school policy on healthy eating and physical activity can lead to better academic outcomes of pupils as well as promoting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Public Health
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Krukowski, Rebecca A.; Philyaw Perez, Amanda G.; Bursac, Zoran; Goodell, Melanie; Raczynski, James M.; Smith West, Delia; Phillips, Martha M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Foods provided in schools represent a substantial portion of US children's dietary intake; however, the school food environment has proven difficult to describe due to the lack of comprehensive, standardized, and validated measures. Methods: As part of the Arkansas Act 1220 evaluation project, we developed the School Cafeteria…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Nutrition, Public Health, Interrater Reliability
Dadaczynski, Kevin; Paulus, Peter; de Vries, Nanne; de Ruiter, Silvia; Buijs, Goof – Online Submission, 2010
The HEPS Inventory Tool aims to support stakeholders working in school health promotion to promote high quality interventions on healthy eating and physical activity. As a tool it provides a step-by-step approach on how to develop a national or regional inventory of existing school based interventions on healthy eating and physical activity. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Public Health
National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 2008
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recommends that all PK-12 schools implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program. Schools play an important role in public health, and the physical, mental, and social benefits of regular physical activity for youth are well documented. Leading public health, medical,…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Physical Activities
Curriculum Review, 2008
The Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a national non-profit group that addresses childhood obesity, released a special report warning that schools still need improvements to the quality of the foods they serve and the amount of physical activity opportunities they offer American children. The report also outlines a significant obstacle--most school…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Nutrition, Wellness
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Roselle, René; Connery, Chelsea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
Describing how food insecurity is a threat to our country's democratic health and student success, the authors bring the issue of food justice into focus using the inequities in Hartford, Connecticut, and the ways one organization is working toward solutions.
Descriptors: Food, Sustainability, Social Justice, Public Schools
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Worsley, Anthony – Health Education Research, 2006
A random population survey administered by mail to examine lay people's views of children's food policies and their associations with demographics, personal values and confidence in authorities was conducted among adults in Victoria, Australia. Three hundred and seventy-seven people responded (response rate 57.6%). The questionnaire contained 35…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Nutrition, Public Health
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Mears, Derrick – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2012
Today's high degree of technology saturation is creating a generation of learners who exhibit a distinctly different set of learning characteristics than their predecessors. These differences will require health and physical educators to investigate new and innovative strategies in an attempt to meet their unique needs. This article examines four…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Popular Culture, Marketing, Influence of Technology
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