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Scarbrough, Amanda W.; Xie, Yue; Ratnapradipa, Dhitinut – Health Educator, 2019
As young adults transition from secondary education to post-secondary education, they enter a time of life when they are able to independently and potentially for the first time make all of their own food decisions. This shift from childhood to young adulthood and the new-found freedom to make food decisions makes students vulnerable to weight…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Health Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Decision Making
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Pember, Sarah E.; Usdan, Stuart L.; Guyotte, Kelly W.; Birch, David A.; Nickelson, Jen; Knowlden, Adam P. – Health Educator, 2019
Graduate students are an ever-growing population in the United States that has historically lacked targeted health behavior research and promotion. This paper presents findings from a larger study based on a qualitative application of the Integrated Model of Behavioral Prediction to interpret the eating behaviors of graduate students. Through a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Health Behavior, Intention, Eating Habits
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Ohneck, Mallory; McKenzie, Nicole; Teeple, Karen; Copa, Claire; Thompson, Amy; Glassman, Tavis – Health Educator, 2019
Nearly all lifelong smokers start as children or young adults, and the tobacco industry targets these specific age groups. A key public health effort to limit the use of tobacco products by people under the age of 21 years is the promotion of the "Tobacco 21" initiative. This initiative promotes and supports efforts to establish bills…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Barriers, Smoking, Case Studies
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Garney, Whitney R.; Nelon, Jordan; Esquivel, Christi H.; Muraleetharan, Daenuka; Garcia, Kristen M.; Lautner, Shelby C. – Health Educator, 2019
In 2007 the Oregon Legislature passed a policy requiring students receive a minimum weekly amount of physical activity in school: 150 minutes for elementary and 225 minutes for middle school students. However, no implementation guidance for teachers or school districts were included in the policy. This pilot study examines the differences between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Physical Activity Level, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Bice, Matthew R.; Ball, James; Bickford, Nate; Bickford, Sonja H.; Hollman, Angela; Coughlin, Ava; Dinkel, Danae; Meyer, Richard C.; Ranglack, Dustin H. – Health Educator, 2018
Considering over one-third of the United States' population is now considered obese, childhood obesity has become a highlighted public health concern. Educators and health professionals have spent a significant amount of time examining how to approach the obesity epidemic, specifically childhood obesity, yet there is still no clear solution. An…
Descriptors: Gardening, School Community Programs, Public Health, Food
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Huelskamp, Amelia C. – Health Educator, 2018
Schools often credit instructional gardens with improving fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity in children. Many schools are able to obtain funding and supplies to establish a garden program, but there are challenges to program sustainability that often result in garden failure. This systematic review compares recommendations for…
Descriptors: Gardening, Sustainability, Barriers, Child Health
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Knippen, Kerri Lynn; Thompson, Amy; Masters, Andrea – Health Educator, 2018
Worksite wellness programs continue to demonstrate a high return on investment by controlling and reducing employer shares of health care expenditures. Health risk assessments (HRA) are commonly used to establish priorities. This crosssectional study utilized an online HRA grounded by constructs from the Health Belief Model and the Theory of…
Descriptors: Wellness, Work Environment, At Risk Persons, Depression (Psychology)
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Shipley, Meagan; Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Fehr, Sara; Wilson, Kelly – Health Educator, 2018
Unhealthy relationships have a devastating impact on adolescents' academic performance, including poor attendance, difficulty concentrating, and feeling unsafe at school. Schools provide an ideal setting to positively influence adolescents' attitudes, knowledge, and relationship skills by integrating healthy relationship lessons into sexuality…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents, Student Behavior
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Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Shipley, Meagan; McDonald, Skye – Health Educator, 2018
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for school age youth, with 1 in 12 high school students reporting seriously contemplating suicide over the past year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). The majority of students and teachers have not received adequate mental health training (Jacobs, 2006); thus, there is a need to…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Mental Health, Training
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Thompson, Amy; Jordan, Timothy R.; Brookins-Fisher, Jodi; Karmaker, Monita; Evans, Natasha – Health Educator, 2018
The increase of chronic disease in the United States has created a strong demand for health education specialists (HESs) who are trained to facilitate behavioral, environmental and policy changes through program implementation and evaluation. However, it is difficult for colleges and universities to prepare future health educators to be competent…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Chronic Illness, Health Education, Teaching Methods
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Hall, P. Cougar; Allsop, Yvonne – Health Educator, 2018
Promoting behaviors that prevent infectious disease is a primary curricular aim of school health education. Enabling students to advocate for influenza prevention using social media is a teaching approach consistent with this aim. Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) identify and describe strategies for influenza prevention; 2) describe and…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Health Promotion, Communicable Diseases, Social Media
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Ubbes, Valerie A.; Ausherman, Judith A. – Health Educator, 2018
The purpose of this historical project was to compare 19th and 20th century books that originated approximately 165 years apart from collections at Miami University (Oxford, OH) in order to interpret how an early language and vocabulary may have emerged from literacy practices of reading printed books to form an early conception of health…
Descriptors: Books, History, Language Usage, Vocabulary
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Housman, Jeff M.; Wilson, Kelly L.; Wiley, David C. – Health Educator, 2018
School-based sexuality education provides a means of disseminating valuable information about decision making and avoidance of risky behaviors that may result in an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection; however, effective teacher training is required for efficacious sexuality education programs. The purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Workshops, Attitude Change, Evidence Based Practice
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Wallace, Edward – Health Educator, 2017
Background and Purpose: Racial and ethnic minority populations are disproportionally affected by obesity. Text messaging is a major feature of mobile phones and is popular because it allows people to receive information effectively, unobtrusively, and privately. However, the willingness to exercise and eat healthy to prevent obesity by receiving…
Descriptors: Obesity, Minority Groups, Prevention, Low Income
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Visker, Joseph; Rhodes, Darson; Cox, Carol – Health Educator, 2017
Community Health Workers (CHWs) serve an indispensable but oftten misunderstood and unrecognized role in public health. These individuals constitute the frontline of health care in many communities and are relied upon to provide an assortment of services. Unfortunately, the full extent to which CHWs are utilized is unknown and there is little…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Health Personnel, Staff Role, Professional Development
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