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O'Hara, Sabine – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Access to affordable fresh food is an ongoing challenge for underserved urban neighborhoods across the United States. Several are designated food deserts with no access to a full-service grocery store within a one-mile radius. The Urban Food Hubs of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the…
Descriptors: Food, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Capacity Building
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Miller, Tiffany; Chandler, Laura; Mouttapa, Michele – American Journal of Health Education, 2015
Background: Approximately half of college students who completed the National College Health Assessment 2013 indicated a greater need for health-related information. University-based smartphone applications may help students better access this information. Purpose: This study describes the needs assessment, development, and formative evaluation of…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Feedback (Response), Stress Management, Physical Fitness
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Oliphant, John B. – Educational Planning, 2018
While there is a significant body of literature regarding the interest in global health experiences (GHEs) for medical students and resident physicians, there is very little published in the scholarly literature regarding whether college/university students who are not in medical school, but are interested in pursuing a medical, health science, or…
Descriptors: College Students, Allied Health Occupations Education, Health Sciences, Public Health
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Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne; King, Sharron – Journal of Youth Studies, 2013
It is widely acknowledged that social conditions are directly associated with health and well-being. Significantly little is known about the impact of changing social conditions, including the transition to higher education, on young people's health and well-being. This qualitative research investigated perceptions and factors that influence…
Descriptors: Well Being, Social Change, Health Conditions, Student Adjustment
Lee, Chung Gun – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study consists of three sub-studies. Sub-study 1 and 2 attempted to incorporate environmental variables as precursor background variables of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict quitting-related intentions among Texas adult smokers and university student smokers, respectively. Sub-study 1 and 2 analyzed different data sets and were…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Smoking, Health Behavior, Behavior Change
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Alacam, Nur; Sahin, Elvan – College Student Journal, 2017
This study investigated the food consumption and nutrition perceptions of pre-service early childhood teachers using a mixed method research design. Data was gathered from 37 pre-service early childhood teachers through survey consisting of items in rating scale and open-ended questions. Descriptive analyses were conducted to report pre-service…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Preservice Teachers
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Williams, Patricia Hrusa; Sparks, Jennifer – Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education, 2011
This case study recounts a collaborative service-learning project involving a children's museum, a university faculty member, and undergraduate students. Students worked with the museum to conduct a visitor study examining community reactions to a new exhibit designed to promote children's health and nutrition. At the same time, students learned…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Service Learning, Museums, College Faculty
Jones, Anna Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The nutrition environment in schools can influence the risk for childhood overweight and obesity, which in turn can have life-long implications for risk of chronic disease. This dissertation aimed to examine the nutrition environment in primary public schools in California with regards to the amount of nutrition education provided in the…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Educational Environment, Child Health, Risk Management
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McLarry, Sue – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The objective of this study was to determine if community based health education programs increased knowledge and health behavior in older adults. The study was a pretest-posttest design with a convenience sample of 111 independent community dwelling older adults. Participants received two disease prevention education presentations: type 2…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Public Health, Health Education, Older Adults
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Galvan, Christine – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2010
Underserved youths are affected by a variety of circumstances such as poverty, poor nutrition, and low physical activity levels. While many extended-day physical activity programs exist, few focus on the importance of health and wellness. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of an extended-day program for underserved youths…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Nutrition
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Middleton, Kathryn R.; Perri, Michael G. – Journal of American College Health, 2014
Objective: The current study was a randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of an innovative, short-term lifestyle intervention on weight gain in female freshman college students. Participants: Ninety-five freshmen were recruited from a large public university in the United States. Methods: Participants completed baseline assessments…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Females, Life Style, Intervention
Rogers, James Frederick – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1929
In the biennium 1926-1928 the three hundredth anniversary of the founding of modern physiology was celebrated. A tercentenary is an exceedingly small fraction of the time since man discovered the use of fire, invented clothes and houses, and began to huddle together under conditions which have rendered knowledge of hygiene imperative to his…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Health Education, Physical Education, Physiology
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Walters, Amber; Long, Marilee – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To determine whether differences in nutrition knowledge affected how women (a high-involvement group) interpreted intrinsic cues (ingredient list) and extrinsic cues ("all natural" label) on food labels. Methods: A 2 (intrinsic cue) x 2 (extrinsic cue) x 2 (nutrition knowledge expert vs novice) within-subject factorial design…
Descriptors: Expertise, Cues, Nutrition, Inferences
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Martinez, Julia A.; Dale, Chelsea F.; Fontana, Victoria C.; Collier, Suzanne L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2015
Whether or not to mandate nutrition labels on alcoholic beverages is a topic of debate. We examined the effect of nutrition labels on (1) plans for drinking and (2) alcohol expectancies. Study 1, n = 80 underage college drinkers responded to an image of a beer with or without a nutrition label. Study 2, n = 98 community drinkers responded to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Standards, College Students, Access to Information