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Kostelic, Amy; Yelland, Erin; Smith, Allison; Goss, Kaylee – Journal of Extension, 2020
Keys to Embracing Aging is a research-based, peer-reviewed curriculum intended to increase 12 healthful behaviors correlated with overall wellness and longevity. Both comprehensive and interactive, this scripted initiative can be used to creatively motivate and empower participants to embrace healthful lifestyles, make healthful living a habit,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Health Promotion, Curriculum, Health Behavior
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O'Hara-Tompkins, Nancy; Beane, Johnna S.; Crum, Gwen; Cottrell, Lesley; Murphy, Emily – Journal of Extension, 2020
Through a community-focused needs assessment conducted in rural Appalachia, we gauged perceptions of facilitators and barriers related to healthful eating and physical activity for young children and identified suggestions for improvement. Thirty-seven key informant interviews and three caregiver focus group sessions were coded and analyzed for…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Rural Areas, Barriers, Health Promotion
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Kennedy, Lauren E.; Sneed, Christopher T.; Franck, Karen L.; Norman, Heather; Washburn, Lisa; Jarvandi, Soghra; Mullins, Janet – Journal of Extension, 2020
Extension educators across the United States are being asked to expand their direct education efforts to include policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. However, professional development opportunities and tools are needed to familiarize Extension professionals with PSE change approaches, build their capacity to implement PSE change, and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Professional Development
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Iaccopucci, Anne M.; Soule, Katherine E. – Journal of Extension, 2020
The University of California (UC) 4-H Mindfulness Retreat was developed on the basis of current research of positive youth outcomes associated with mindfulness. Curricula, resources, and programming were developed to introduce participants to mindfulness to improve overall health. The UC 4-H Mindfulness Retreat provides training and opportunities…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Youth Programs, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Haynes-Maslow, Lindsey; Jones, Lorelei; Morris, Lauren; Anderson, Alyssa; Hardison-Moody, Annie – Journal of Extension, 2020
Low-income families experience many barriers to purchasing and preparing healthful foods. To help address some of these barriers, a team created a family-based cooking class, Healthy All Together, in which participants learn strategies for how to stretch their food dollars and feed their families healthful meals. In this article, we describe the…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Barriers, Nutrition, Cooking Instruction
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Brown, Onikia; Morse, Wayde; Carter, Mitch – Journal of Extension, 2020
With an adult obesity rate of 35.6%, Alabama is the second most obese state in the United States. Alabama Extension and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined in the first collaboration between the CDC and land-grant institutions to prevent further incidence and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The objective of our study was…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Adults, Public Health
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Bastin, Sandra; Plonski, Paula; Najor, Jeannie; Cotterill, Debra – Journal of Extension, 2020
Super Star Chef is an experiential summer youth nutrition education and cooking program designed to enhance participants' nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, cooking self-efficacy, and intention to eat more fruits and vegetables. In a program evaluation comprising a single-sample pretest-posttest design, participants' pretest and…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Welsh, Janet A.; Li, Jacinda C.; Nix, Robert L. – Journal of Extension, 2020
This article describes the adaptation of a parent-focused evidence-based childhood obesity intervention program for implementation by county-based Extension educators in coordination with school district personnel in rural Pennsylvania. The Lifestyle Positive Parenting Program was designed and evaluated in Australia in clinical settings. Several…
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Obesity, Prevention
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Yelland, Erin L.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Litzelman, Kristin; Gerstenecker, Chelsey Byers; Bartholomae, Suzanne; Stanfield, M. Hunter – Journal of Extension, 2019
As the U.S. population ages, Extension's need for associated organizational readiness increases. We conducted a needs assessment with a sample of 1,028 Extension professionals in the Extension North Central Region (NCR) to identify the current scope of aging-related community needs. Health care, chronic disease prevention and management, housing,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Geographic Regions, Needs Assessment, Extension Agents
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Parisi, Michelle A.; Northcutt, Julie K.; McKendry, Jean E.; Sherrill, Windsor Westbrook; Dye, Cheryl J.; Snow, Jennifer Z. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service has developed and is implementing a statewide population health management model aimed at leveraging key partnerships in South Carolina. The model delineates roles of key partners needed to operationalize statewide initiatives and drive the delivery of health extension in the state. Clemson…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Models, Delivery Systems, Partnerships in Education
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Ferrari, Theresa M.; Smathers, Carol A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Many Americans do not meet the recommendations for diet and physical activity. A blender bike can be an effective tool when coupled with hands-on activities that reinforce health recommendations. We created "Blending Nutrition and Physical Activity: An Activity Guide for Use with Blender Bikes" to use when incorporating a blender bike…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Physical Activities, Dietetics, Health Promotion
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Carroll, Jan B.; Christensen, Kyle; MacPhee, David; Schmitt, Patti – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) is a program that can respond to data documenting the health of the nation. Participants engage in individual civic projects that align with social determinants of health and seek to ameliorate health inequities. They also discover and/or increase their civic engagement skills to more effectively…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Family Involvement, Family Attitudes, Statistical Data
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Jung, Seung Eun; Parker, Stephany; Hermann, Janice; Phelps, Joshua; Shin, Yeon Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We explored rural older adults perceptions of health to inform health promotion program development, using social marketing as our framework. Participants in seven focus groups viewed independence and holistic health as indicators of health and identified healthful eating and physical activity as actions to promote health. Barriers to these…
Descriptors: Health Education, Rural Areas, Older Adults, Health Promotion
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Valenzuela-Yu, Ivette; Hosig, Kathryn; Misyak, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2018
A sustainable Extension model for promoting health and managing lifestyle-related chronic diseases in Hispanic populations would help mitigate health disparities in Hispanic communities. Hispanic Balanced Living with Diabetes (HBLD) is a type 2 diabetes lifestyle management program that we tested in Virginia. Through postintervention focus group…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Hispanic Americans, Health Promotion, Life Style
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Buck, Julie; Greenway, Surine; Hoffman, Katie; Wittman, Grace; Kim, Jang Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of a 30-min hand-washing instruction among youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Two months after implementing the instruction, we gathered survey data to assess knowledge gained and student behaviors. Results revealed that high proportions of youths in kindergarten through second grade (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hygiene, Daily Living Skills, Health Promotion
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