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Al-Emami, Bassam S. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
This study aimed at showing health supervisor's role in enhancing the effectiveness of health education areas in public schools in the city of Ma'an, Jordan, and its relationship to some demographic variables for the academic year 2016-2017. The study population consists of all health supervisors in public schools in the city of Ma'an for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Public Schools, Health Personnel
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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
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Cabell, Sonia Q.; Zucker, Tricia A.; DeCoster, Jamie; Copp, Stefanie B.; Landry, Susan – AERA Open, 2019
There is increasing interest in low-cost, scalable approaches that support parent engagement in their children's learning at home. This study examined the impact of one such approach on pre-kindergarteners' literacy development during an academic year in a suburban public school setting that prioritized enrollment for children living in poverty.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Parent Child Relationship, Participation, Family Environment
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Dresler-Hawke, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Coad, Jane – Health Education Journal, 2009
Eating patterns among school-aged children continue to be highly reliant on frequent consumption of food items that are perceived to have low or poor nutritional value. This has become a serious public health concern. In this New Zealand-based study, primary school children's food consumption behaviour was investigated via two sources: a…
Descriptors: Public Health, Eating Habits, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Snelling, Anastasia; Belson, Sarah Irvine; Watts, Erin; Malloy, Elizabeth; Van Dyke, Hugo; George, Stephanie; Schlicker, Sandra; Katz, Nancy Brenowitz – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: With the rise in childhood obesity, school policies related to nutrition and physical activity have been written and implemented. In this paper, we present a model to evaluate the degree to which state legislation for school health policies are implemented at the school level. Methods: Using Washington, DC's Healthy Schools Act (HSA)…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Fidelity, Health Promotion, Health Programs
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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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Private Schools, Health Behavior, At Risk Students
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
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Whatley Blum, Janet E.; Davee, Anne-Marie; Devore, Rachel L.; Beaudoin, Christina M.; Jenkins, Paul L.; Kaley, Lori A.; Wigand, Debra A. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Background: The prevalence of childhood "overweight" and "at risk for overweight" has become a major public health concern. School food environments can affect key nutritional risk factors, especially in high schools where foods of poor nutrient value are pervasive in a la carte and vending programs. This study examines a la…
Descriptors: Food Service, Public Schools, High Schools, Nutrition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Ethnicity, Private Schools, Health Behavior
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
Munoz, Marco A. – 2002
Healthy People 2010 is the initiative that defines the U.S. health agenda and guides policy. The initiative provides direction for individuals to change personal behaviors and for organizations and communities to support good health through health promotion policies. The objective of this research was to compare public and private schools on…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011
The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. The national YRBS is conducted every two years during the spring semester and provides data representative of 9th through 12th grade…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Private Schools, Obesity, Incidence
Muir, Mike – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2004
Each year, half a million teenagers become mothers in the United States. School-based child care programs are a positive way for educational institutions to encourage young mothers to return to or stay in school, prepare for employment, and acquire accurate information about child development and appropriate parenting practices. Nationwide,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Preschool Education, Child Development, Child Care Centers
Zalkind, Cecilia; Coogan, Mary; Trenk, Richard – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2014
Led by Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, the NJ Food For Thought School Breakfast Campaign is driven by a statewide steering committee that includes the New Jersey Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health, anti-hunger and health groups and New Jersey's major education associations. The…
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Hunger, Child Health, Nutrition
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