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Linda Berggren; Maria Waling; Cecilia Olsson – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: Previous research indicates that head teachers in Sweden frequently fail to see school lunch as part of the educational activities of a school. This study contributes to an understanding of how head teachers in Sweden perceive and experience current national policy intentions related to school lunch. Design: Qualitative inquiry.…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Food, School Activities, Administrators
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Raffy R. Luquis; Miguel A. Perez – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: Over the past three decades, cultural competence has been widely promoted in the health disciplines, including in health education and promotion, as a tool to address health disparities and promote health equity among diverse populations. Cultural intelligence (CQ), or the individual's capability to adjust to cultural situations based…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Personnel, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Capital
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Suzanne Trask; Pule Manuele; Losa Borne; Olivier Galy; Barry Potter; Jacquie Bay – Health Education Journal, 2024
Background: National school curriculum statements detail what it is important to learn and are highly context- and discipline-specific. The health and physical education (H&PE) learning areas have multiple learning purposes, and facilitating this in curriculum design is a significant and challenging task. Objective: There is little reporting…
Descriptors: Physical Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Helena J. Chapman; Bienvenido A. Veras-Estévez – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: This study explored medical trainees' understanding of collaborative writing sessions in the Dominican Republic as a strategy to strengthen their technical writing and critical analysis skills in health education and communication. Method: We conducted semi-structured interviews with seven medical trainees who participated in a series…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Health Education, Collaborative Writing
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Jiaxing Li; Rui Zhang; Yingyi Luo; Lixin Na – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: In contrast to previous research that has primarily focused on gender differences in health behaviour compliance, this study explored the association between gender consciousness and sun protection in China - a cultural setting in which there is a pronounced gender bias towards sun protection. These article is the first attempt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Gender Differences, Gender Issues
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Christopher Bailey; Ivanka Prichard; Claire Drummond; Murray Drummond – Health Education Journal, 2024
Background: Food-related advertisements have been identified as influential factors affecting Australian adolescents' food preferences and dietary habits. Objective: This study aimed to investigate adolescents' (athletes and non-athletes) views about healthy eating, the advertising of discretionary foods and beverages, and the effects of food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Influences, Socioeconomic Status
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Emily Young; Zewditu Demissie; Leigh E. Szucs; Nancy D. Brener; Fareeha Waheed; Salimah Jasani – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a national surveillance system operated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A school-based system of surveys, Profiles monitors school health policies and practices in US states and other jurisdictions through questionnaires completed by school principals and lead health education…
Descriptors: Diversity, Educational Trends, Secondary Education, Child Health
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Aurelie Van Hoye; Benny Cullen; Aoife Lane; Kevin Volf; Liam Kelly; Enrique Garcia Bengoechea; Anne Vuillemin; Catherine Woods – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: Policy development is the biggest gap for health-promoting sports clubs. The present study aims to identify Irish sports club's involvement in health promotion (HP) policy development. Design: Mixed methods concurrent survey design, with quantitative data providing insights into priorities, activities and documentation and qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health, Athletics, Clubs
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Rune Müller Kristensen; Kevin Dadaczynski; Orkan Okan; Venka Simovska – Health Education Journal, 2024
Objective: Studies have shown that school leaders' health literacy is key to supporting health development in school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of school leaders' health literacy became evident, as school leadership was characterised with uncertainty and demanded high levels of alertness to the need to implement rapidly changing…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Health Education, Mental Health, Administrator Responsibility
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Thapa-Bajgain, Kalpana; Bajgain, Bishnu Bahadur; Dahal, Rudra; Adhikari, Kamala; Chowdhury, Nashit; Chowdhury, Mohammad Z. I.; Turin, Tanvir C. – Health Education Journal, 2023
Background: Health literacy is an important public health concern and can be defined as 'the degree or extent to which the individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions'. Research on health literacy among recent immigrants to Canada is not that extensive.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Public Health
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Abdullah, Rafidah; Zakaria, Nor Fadhlina; Mushahar, Lily; Yakob, Suryati – Health Education Journal, 2023
Objective: The impact of social media on public health has been examined in various studies. However, none have explored user engagement based on the type of Facebook posts related to renal disease. Therefore, the present study sought to determine which type of nephrology-related posts have greater user engagement. Setting: Facebook pages.…
Descriptors: Identification, Social Networks, Case Studies, Physicians
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Portman, Robert M.; Levy, Andrew R.; Allen, Sarah F.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Health Education Journal, 2023
Objective: There is recent evidence that exercise referral schemes (ERSs) are beginning to permit self-referral access. Notwithstanding this, to date it is unknown whether key referral characteristics, such as age, gender and socioeconomic status are associated with a greater likelihood of self-referring to an ERS, and whether self-referral…
Descriptors: Referral, Exercise, Health Behavior, Gender Differences
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Pellerano, Maria B.; Fingerhut, Lori; Giordano, Susan; Kaul, Eshan; Baptiste, Brittany; Jimenez, Manuel E.; Jahn, Eric – Health Education Journal, 2023
Background: The perspectives of community partners about their experiences working with medical students and how service-learning experiences affect the communities they serve remains understudied. Objective: This study addressed gaps in the literature by reporting on in-depth interviews conducted with community partners who participated in a…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Service Learning
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Eggers, Matthew E.; Fajobi, OlaOluwa; Kelly, Lisa K.; Thompson, Jesse; Nonnemaker, James M. – Health Education Journal, 2023
Objective: With the proliferation of vaping in recent years, vaping-related mass media campaigns have been implemented to discourage vaping among youth and young adults. Research on salient vaping-related themes for vaping cessation is lacking. This study aimed to identify promising belief themes for use in young adult-targeted vaping cessation…
Descriptors: Smoking, Young Adults, Health Promotion, Beliefs
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Akihiro, Maeta; Mizue, Oku; Kyoko, Takahashi – Health Education Journal, 2023
Objective: We investigated how students' interest in healthy eating changed after the introduction of on-site school lunch, prepared on campus, at a Japanese junior high school. Design: One-year follow-up study. Setting: Participants were 166 students in their second year of study at a public junior high school in Japan which introduced an on-site…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Junior High School Students, Student Interests, Eating Habits
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