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Thomson, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 1978
A large number of potential army recruits were rejected during the Boer War as physically unfit. The health of school children became a matter of wide public concern, and out of this debate a new role emerged for physical education in State schools. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
Rodgers, James Frederick – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1927
From every standpoint there has been progress during the past biennium in making the health of the school child something more than a mere theoretical objective. Not only has the day become less remote when it will be considered poor policy to waste the time and energy of the teacher (along with public funds) in trying to accomplish the impossible…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Hygiene, Rural Schools
Dresslar, Fletcher B. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1913
The Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography, held in Washington City in the autumn of 1912, was a notable event in the history of sanitation and in the discussion of the conditions of the physical and mental health of the people. The exhibition held in connection with the congress was instructive in many ways, and contained much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Child Health, Public Health
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
Kingsley, Sherman C.; Dresslar, F. B. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1917
Open-air schools represent one of the latest developments in public-school organization. They came as the result of a desire for better conservation of the health of those children who, by reason of a tuberculous affection, poor nourishment, or other debilitating conditions, were unable to profit physically and mentally by the life and work of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Communicable Diseases, Physical Health, Child Health
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Todhunter, E. Neige – Journal of Nutrition Education, 1979
Relates the biography of one of the earliest U.S. nutrition educators of this century. Cites scientific achievements and educational contributions of E. V. McCollum, including the discovery of vitamin A and the communication of nutrition education to the public. (MA)
Descriptors: Biographies, Eating Habits, Food, Health Education
Small, Willard S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1923
The early history of educational hygiene was largely the history of "school hygiene." The name was accurately indicative of character--the hygiene of the school as an environment rather than as a "community of children" learning under the leadership of teachers to know and live health. Environment bulked large; the education of individuals for…
Descriptors: Communicable Diseases, Educational Facilities, Hygiene, Child Health
Amidon, Edna P. – Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1951
Interest in the school lunch program and nutrition education has been growing throughout the Nation over a period of years, especially since the enactment of the National School Lunch Act in 1945. School administrators, teachers, members of school boards, school lunch managers, parents, and others are asking the Office of Education pertinent…
Descriptors: Educational History, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
Gebhart, John C. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1922
Malnutrition is a term used to indicate a general condition of less than normal physical and mental vigor. While the causes of malnutrition are many, incorrect or inadequate diet appears all too often as one of the causes. School feeding, which affords not only an opportunity, to supplement the home food supply but also to teach correct food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Eating Habits, Child Health
Hunt, Caroline L. – United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1909
The subject of the proper feeding of children of school age involves problems which may be said to be the most difficult as well as the most important of all the problems of human nutrition. The child of school age must grow and must also work. In this he differs on the one hand from the infant, whose work is all ahead of him and on the other hand…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Dietetics, Nutrition, Lunch Programs
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United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1912
This bulletin lists 1,910 publications related to the topic of Child Study. A Subject Index is included. [Compiled by Clark University Library, Worcester, Massachusetts. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Education, Disabilities, Mental Retardation