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Clarke, Peter; Neffa-Creech, Deborah; Evans, Susan H. – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: Health apps for smartphones have largely overlooked one means of expanding effectiveness--namely, inviting access by secondary app users who can contribute positively to primary users' lives. We report on outcomes from field testing a cooking app where dissemination included both mothers who were household cooks (primary users) and…
Descriptors: Cooking Instruction, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Velasco, Veronica; Coppola, Liliana; Veneruso, Mariacira – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: International agencies report the importance of health promotion in planning educational strategies and school management in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to identify the benefits of using a Health Promoting School (HPS) approach to guide educational and school policy during the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy, the main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Health Promotion
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De Winter, Leo; Gutman, Leslie Morrison – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: Despite its importance for mental and physical health, many adults fail to meet current physical activity recommendations. Furthermore, most adults who begin a physical activity programme revert to being less active or even inactive within the first 6 months. Fitness bootcamps represent a potential intervention for improving physical…
Descriptors: Affordances, Barriers, Physical Fitness, Behavior Change
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Martínez-López, Emilio J.; López-Serrano, Sebastián; De La Torre-Cruz, Manuel; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of 8 weeks of Pokémon GO on physical fitness (cardiorespiratory fitness [CRF], Speed/Agility [S/A], and muscular strength [MS]) and fatness (body mass index [BMI], percentage of body fat [%BF], and waist-hip index), as well as possible differences between weekly physical activity (PA)…
Descriptors: Video Games, Computer Simulation, Geographic Information Systems, Exercise
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Strochlic, Ron; Woodward-Lopez, Gail; Plank, Kaela; Hewawitharana, Sridharshi; Richardson, Jackie; Whetstone, Lauren – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: To promote healthy beverage consumption among 9-12 grade students (ages 14-18) by means of a 4-week curriculum promoting increased awareness of drinks containing added sugar and the association between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and health risks. Design: Quasi-experimental pre-post design. Setting: High schools in Northern…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, High School Students, Nutrition, Health Behavior
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Banerjee, Ananya Tina; Mahajan, Anisha; Mathur-Balendra, Avantika; Qureshi, Nazima; Teekah, Marlon; Yogaratnam, Shindujan; Prabhakar, Priya; Ahmed, Sabeeha; Shah, Baiju R.; Velummailum, Russanthy; Price, Jennifer A. D.; de Souza, Russell J.; Bajaj, Harpreet S. – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: Evidence suggests the increased prevalence of diabetes among South Asian (SA) adolescents is due to their genetic risk profile. The South Asian Adolescent Diabetes Awareness Program (SAADAP) is a pilot intervention for SA youth in Canada with a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We sought to investigate changes in (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diabetes, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Tucker, Kathryn; Ingram, Maia; Martinez, Diana; Sander, Alicia; Flores, Roxanna – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: In this paper, we describe an approach to engage young children in evaluating the impact of "La Vida Buena," a community health worker-led childhood obesity intervention for Latino children aged 5-8 years. Design: This paper describes the collaborative process used to pilot, refine, implement and evaluate evaluation…
Descriptors: Experience, Children, Childrens Attitudes, Obesity
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Beinert, Cecilie; Sørlie, Anne Cathrine; Åbacka, Gun; Palojoki, Päivi; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: The Norwegian National Action Plan for a Healthier Diet calls for discussion of new ways to communicate health information. An already established and important arena in which to do so is school, in the Food and Health (FH) subject in particular. The aim of this study was to investigate how Norwegian students experience the FH subject,…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Health Education, Nutrition, Dietetics
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Portman, Robert M.; Levy, Andrew R.; Maher, Anthony J.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: Peer support interventions can be successful in enhancing physical activity (PA) in a variety of health-related contexts. However, the evidence base remains equivocal, and ways to integrate structured peer support within the context of exercise referral schemes (ERSs) remain unexplored. In this regard, few studies consider the…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Intervention, Program Development, Exercise
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MacDonald, Caroline M.; McCauley, Nadine; O'Toole, Stuart; Green, James – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: In the context of testicular torsion, research demonstrates a delay from the onset of testicular pain to attending hospital in adolescents, leading to high rates of testicular loss. This is due to a lack of knowledge about this condition. In this study, we aimed to investigate the methods adolescents and their parents felt would be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Health Education
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Dahlin, Melissa S.; Reich, Stephanie M. – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: To gain insight into the extent of body mass index (BMI) change during an academic year for children with overweight or obesity at entry to an early learning programme with nutrition and physical activity components ("Head Start"). We explored whether meeting with families to discuss weight and nutrition and age of entry in…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Preschool Education, Student Participation, Body Height
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Bonnevie, Erika; Kaynak, Övgü; Whipple, Christopher R.; Kensinger, Weston S.; Stefanko, Matthew; McKeon, Courtney; Mendell, Gary; Smyser, Joe – Health Education Journal, 2022
Introduction: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a critical health issue in the USA. Pennsylvania has the third highest number of drug overdose deaths per year, with the COVID-19 pandemic worsening these trends. Stigmatising beliefs towards OUD are associated with negative health outcomes, and there is a need for a larger evidence base on OUD stigma…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Social Bias, Death, Correlation
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Banchonhattakit, Pannee; Inmuong, Uraiwan; Duangsong, Rujira; Phimha, Surachai; Prachaiboon, Tiwakorn; Padchasuwan, Natnapa Heebkaew – Health Education Journal, 2022
Background: Human behaviour contributes in a major way to global warming (GW), significantly adding to ill-health and disease. As a result, efforts should be made to enlist the support of school-aged children in preventive behaviour. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the effects of a school-network intervention using Reduce, Reuse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recycling, Conservation (Environment), Elementary School Students
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Borras, Pere A.; Vidal-Conti, Josep – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objectives: This manuscript describes the rationale and protocol for an on-line, school-based randomised controlled trial of "Projecte d'Educació Postural a l'Escola" (Postural Education in School Project) (PEPE) which aims to prevent non-specific low back pain and promote healthy postural habits in children. The study will examine the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Children, Pain
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Rich, Rebecca; Evans, Jennifer L.; Klimek, Sally; Wilson, Lucy – Health Education Journal, 2022
Objective: Past research suggests students have differing definitions of sexual assault, violence and intimate partner violence (IPV). To adequately develop violence prevention efforts, it is important to examine how college students understand these terms and associated behaviours. The purpose of this study was to identify which behaviours are…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Violence, Intimacy
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