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Bennett, Lindsay; Burns, Sharyn – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: Obesity in children and adolescents is a significant public health concern. The World Health Organization Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework promotes good nutrition and physical activity in school settings. While HPS is embraced globally, effective implementation and sustainable programmes are a continued challenge. This paper aims…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Health Promotion, Prevention, Obesity
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Baloch, Fozia Ahmed; Jogezai, Nazir Ahmed; Mohamad Ismail, Shaik Abul Malik – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed at exploring food related cultural norms that influence rural mothers' food selection for their primary school aged children (aged 4-7 years). Design/methodology/approach: This is a qualitative study conducted in northern parts of Balochistan province of Pakistan. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) was applied as the…
Descriptors: Food, Rural Areas, Mothers, Child Health
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Chukwuocha, Uchechukwu M.; Iwuoha, Greg N.; Ogara, Chisom M.; Dozie, Ikechukwu N. S. – Health Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed the effectiveness of malaria classroom corner (MCC), school-based intervention in the promotion of basic malaria awareness and common control practices among children of primary school age. Design/methodology/approach: A quasi-experimental design was employed, involving 206 children of primary 5 and 6 classes from two…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Laing, Karen; McWhirter, Jennifer; Templeton, Lorna; Hannah-Russell, Claire – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from an evaluation of an intervention (Moving Parents and Children Together (M-PACT+)) aiming to address the effects of parental substance misuse (PSM) in school settings. The paper considers the evidence of effectiveness, and goes on to explore how schools were involved with the…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Parents, Family Programs, Intervention
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Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Elorinne, Anna-Liisa; Hokkanen, Johanna; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the socioscientific issue (SSI) method as a way of improving seventh graders' nutrition know-how on dietary supplements (DS), and to describe how students experience learning nutritional issues through the SSI method. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were seventh graders from three different…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Dietetics
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Velardo, Stefania; Drummond, Murray – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Health literacy is a key international public health goal. Conceptualising health literacy as an asset highlights the importance of fostering a health literate youth for the benefit of future generations, yet research has predominantly focused on examining adults' and older adolescents' health literacy. This presents a gap for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Ates, Huseyin – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of elementary school teachers' psychological factors on their behavioral intentions for healthy nutrition in their daily life within an extended version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Design/methodology/approach: The design of the study is correlation study. Findings:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Nutrition
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Evans, Melissa; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen Walker; Foxcroft, David; Waghorne, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The consequences of problematic alcohol consumption fall heavily on Australian adolescents, with this population at increased risk of death, serious injury and other harm. Research regarding whether gender, socioeconomic status (SES) or locality play a role in young people's alcohol consumption and related harm is limited in Australia.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Roien, Line Anne; Graugaard, Christian; Simovska, Venka – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to map and discuss the overall characteristics of international research on school-based sexuality education, published in academic journals, with a particular focus on the framing of non-conservative approaches including sexuality education research targeting young pupils 6-12 years of age.…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Educational Research, Periodicals
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Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Kukkonen, Jari; Kontturi, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The purpose of this paper is to focus on sixth graders' (N=21, aged 13-14) health literacy, particularly in relation to the rational use of medicines and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Partnerships in Education, Pharmacy, Foreign Countries
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Murphy, Christina; Barry, Margaret M.; Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: School-based programmes face a variety of personal, environmental and organisational challenges to implementation. Stakeholders can provide crucial contextual information to improve implementation. The purpose of this paper is to explore teachers' perspectives on implementation through a bottom-up participatory process.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Chesnut, Ryan; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Melina T.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Parent-focused interventions (PFIs) are a promising method for supporting parents and promoting children's well-being. Few PFIs in the USA, however, include physical health promotion content and are universal programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a universal health-promoting PFI for parents of elementary school-aged children…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Well Being, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Kostenius, Catrine; Hallberg, Josef; Lindqvist, Anna-Karin – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The use of modern technology has many challenges and risks. However, by collaborating with schoolchildren, ideas to effectively promote health and learning in school can be identified. The purpose of this paper is to examine how a participatory approach can deepen the understanding of how schoolchildren relate to and use gamification as a…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Learning Processes, Phenomenology, Risk
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Laine, Sari; Saaranen, Terhi; Ryhänen, Eva; Tossavainen, Kerttu – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present well-being, leadership, and the development of each from a communal perspective in a Finnish primary school in the years 2000-2009. Design/methodology/approach: The study included five sets of data. The quantitative research data were collected from the school staff using the Well-Being at Your Work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Leadership, Elementary Schools
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Marks, Leah; Ogden, Jane – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate an online "teachable moment" intervention to promote healthy eating for overweight and food intolerance symptoms. Design/methodology/approach: The study involves a 2×2 factorial design with two conditions: group (weight loss vs food intolerance) and condition (intervention vs control).…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Intervention, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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