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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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Andersen, Lori; Myers, Leann; O'Malley, Keelia; Mundorf, Adrienne R.; Harris, Diane M.; Johnson, Carolyn C. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Childhood obesity continues to be a public health problem in the United States. Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables (F/V) is one strategy for decreasing high consumption of energy-dense, high-fat foods, thereby improving weight status. Many Orleans Parish public schools were provided with salad bars (SBs) to augment school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Food, Eating Habits
Townsend, Megan – Wake County Public School System, 2014
The 2013 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey (NCYRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adapted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to monitor health-risk behaviors and to measure progress toward achieving Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives. The survey, administered in…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, Public Health, Health Promotion
Becker, Helaine – Libraries Unlimited, 2005
This book allows the reader to team teach with a science specialist to drive home key library and media curriculum goals. Eight detailed chapters provide background and complete lesson plans that cover both library and general science skills and benchmarks. Included are reproducible student worksheets, tools for assessment, and a suggested…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Genetics, Public Health, Geology
Beisser, Sally R.; Peters, Randal E.; Thacker, Valerie M. – NASSP Bulletin, 2014
Given the increased attention on school-based programs to decrease obesity and emphasize fitness among children, there is an alarming lack of attention on health and wellness of school administrators. This study investigated the work-life balance, health, and nutrition status of secondary administrators in one Midwest state using an online survey.…
Descriptors: Obesity, Health Promotion, Child Health, Wellness
Wall, Joyce E. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With an increasing amount of overweight children, especially among racial and ethnic minorities, effective population-level interventions are urgently needed (Wang et al., 2006). The purpose of this study was to provide insight into nutritional and physical activity intervention programs at a Connecticut public school in an urban setting.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Attendance, Case Studies, Intervention
Balling, Allison; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Speicher, Nancy; McManus, Tim; Kann, Laura – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005
To monitor priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The YRBSS includes national, state, territory, and local school-based surveys of high school students in grades 9-12. In addition, some states, territories, and cities…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Diseases
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Terry-McElrath, Yvonne; Colabianchi, Natalie – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
This report provides updated results from one of the most comprehensive studies of health-related policies and practices in U.S. public middle and high schools to date, which was released in August 2011. The major findings and trends presented in this report describe issues relevant to childhood obesity for four school years, from 2006-07 to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Hennessy, Erin; Oh, April; Agurs-Collins, Tanya; Chriqui, Jamie F.; Mâsse, Louise C.; Moser, Richard P.; Perna, Frank – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: This study attempted to determine whether state laws regulating low nutrient, high energy-dense foods and beverages sold outside of the reimbursable school meals program (referred to as "competitive foods") are associated with children's weight status. Methods: We use the Classification of Laws Associated with School…
Descriptors: School Law, State Legislation, Competition, Food Service
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Thomson, Jessica L.; Tussing-Humphreys, Lisa M.; Martin, Corby K.; LeBlanc, Monique M.; Onufrak, Stephen J. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: Determine school characteristics associated with healthy/unhealthy food service offerings or healthy food preparation practices. Design: Secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. Setting: Nationally representative sample of public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Participants: Data from the 2006 School Health Policies…
Descriptors: Food Service, High Schools, Legislators, Middle Schools
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Thornburg, Roland; Hill, Kory – TechTrends: Linking Research & Practice to Improve Learning, 2004
The issue of obesity and overweight adolescents has saturated media reports and newspapers as of late. Schools offer a unique environment to make an impact in the area of fitness in that they can develop health-related activity and assessment programs designed to promote proper physical activity and assess the changes in children (Koplan et al.,…
Descriptors: Internet, Health Education, Physical Education, Obesity
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Phillips, Martha M.; Goodell, Melanie; Raczynski, James M.; Philyaw Perez, Amanda G. – Journal of School Health, 2012
Background: Epidemic increases in childhood obesity and associated health risks are resulting in efforts to implement school policies related to nutrition and physical activity (NPA). With multicomponent policy efforts, challenges exist in characterizing the extent of policy change across the breadth of NPA policies. Methods: Aggregated policy…
Descriptors: School Policy, Public Schools, Child Health, Obesity
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Bark, Katie; Stenberg, Molly; Sutherland, Shelly; Hayes, Dayle – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of the "Montana Recess Before Lunch Survey" was to explore benefits, challenges, and factors associated with successful implementation of Recess Before Lunch (RBL), from the perspective of school principals. Methods: An online written questionnaire was distributed to all (N = 661) Montana elementary and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Nutrition, Wellness, Principals
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Khan, Shamima; Pinckney, Richard G.; Keeney, Dorigen; Frankowski, Barbara; Carney, Jan K. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Access to sufficient food--in terms of both quality and quantity--is especially critical for children. Undernourishment during childhood and adolescence can have health implications, both short and long term. The prevalence of food insecurity was assessed in a sample of Vermont school children, as well as the relationship between food…
Descriptors: Child Development, Exercise, Security (Psychology), Body Composition
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Spear, Hila J. – Journal of School Nursing, 2007
This study examined the attitudes and experiences of male and female college students relative to breastfeeding education within middle and high school programs of study. Findings revealed that 36.7% of the participants were taught about breastfeeding while enrolled in a specific course in high school; 11.3% received information about…
Descriptors: College Students, School Nurses, Nutrition, Middle Schools
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