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Ferreira, Renata C.; Frota, Mirna A.; de Vasconcelos Filho, José E.; Bastos, Antônio P. F.; Luna, Geisy L. M.; Rolim, Karla M. C. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: At a time and educational context favorable to technologies and innovations, we took the initiative to mobile phone applications (apps) relevant to school violence in an effort to be responsive to a growing public health problem in multiple countries. Methods: In this study, we compared and verified the features of 10 apps for…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Violence
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Heo, Moonseong; Wylie-Rosett, Judith – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Among adolescents, physical inactivity and unhealthy dietary habits are associated with being obese. We know little about how those are associated with trying to lose weight. Methods: We analyzed the 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance data (N = 13,583) to examine how obesity and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Eating Habits, High School Students
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Auerbach, Emily R.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.; Briesch, Amy M.; Long, Stephanie J. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Although recent studies provide information regarding state-level policies and district-level practices regarding social, emotional, and behavioral screening, the degree to which these policies influence screening practices is unknown. As such, the purpose of this exploratory study was to compare state- and district-level policies and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Policy, Board of Education Policy, Social Behavior
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Patel, Anisha I.; Podrabsky, Mary; Hecht, Amelie A.; Morris, Sophie; Yovanovich, Sasha; Walkinshaw, Lina P.; Ritchie, Lorrene; Hecht, Christina – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Federal law requires water access in schools where meals are served. Schools report high rates of water accessibility in cafeterias, but observations indicate lower adherence. Although observation is costly, it permits a more detailed assessment of a water source to determine whether it provides effective access that encourages water…
Descriptors: Water, Nutrition, Program Effectiveness, Child Health
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Killian, Chad M.; Kern, Ben D.; Ellison, Douglas W.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: School wellness legislation has potential to impact the health of children and alter the obesity crisis in the United Sates. Little is known about how state lawmakers perceive child wellness legislation effectiveness relative to obesity prevention. Our purpose was to understand state lawmakers' perceptions of childhood obesity and…
Descriptors: Obesity, Child Health, Wellness, Public Officials
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Guglielmo, Dana; Chantaprasopsuk, Sicha; Kay, Christi M.; Hyde, Eric T.; Stewart, Chris; Gazmararian, Julie A. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: A nutritious diet can prevent obesity and chronic disease and improve academic performance, yet many children have energy-dense, nutrient-poor diets. The objective of this study was to assess nutrition policies, practices, and environments in Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) elementary schools and…
Descriptors: School Policy, Nutrition Instruction, Wellness, Dietetics
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Johnson, Veda; Ellis, Ruth S.; Hutcherson, Valerie – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: School-based health centers (SBHCs) increase access to health care and improve academic achievement for underserved students. We report on the test of a strategy to take SBHCs to scale by addressing the issues of community need and support and financial sustainability. Methods: Using mixed methods, we collected data on student…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Program Implementation, Sustainability, Income
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Schneider, Tali – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: The increasing prevalence of asthma among adolescents and the limited studies exploring the educational outcomes for youth coping with asthma makes the inquiry in this field of special interest. This paper reviews the literature on empirical studies exploring the relationship between asthma and academic performance among adolescents.…
Descriptors: Diseases, Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Attendance Patterns
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Vetter, Melanie; Orr, Rhonda; O'Dwyer, Nicholas; O'Connor, Helen – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Despite increased interest in combining learning and physical activity (PA), the academic and PA benefits of active learning are uncertain. Methods: A systematic search of 5 databases for studies combining learning math with PA in primary/elementary schools was conducted. Academic benefit was evaluated by pre-post intervention math…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Physical Activities, Mathematics Education, Scores
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Wang, Huan; Zhao, Qiran; Boswell, Matthew; Rozelle, Scott – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Childhood malnutrition is commonplace among poor rural communities in China. In 2012, China launched its first nationwide school-feeding program (SFP) to address this problem. This study examines the prevalence of malnutrition before and after the SFP and identifies possible reasons for the trends observed. Methods: Ordinary least…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students
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McNeely, Clea A.; Sprecher, Katharine; Bates-Fredi, Denise; Price, Olga Acosta; Allen, Chenoa D. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Foreign-born children rarely use traditional school mental health services. Comprehensive programs that combine mental health services with academic, economic, and socioemotional supports reach more foreign-born children and improve well-being. However, little practical guidance exists regarding how to best combine these diverse…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Immigrants
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Gini, Gianluca; Holt, Melissa; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Marino, Claudia – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: The link between peer victimization and somatic problems is well-established. What is currently understudied is under what contextual conditions victims' health might be most likely to be compromised. Studies demonstrate that victims suffer from poorer adjustment when they belong to a group in which victimization is less normative…
Descriptors: Victims, Child Health, Student Adjustment, Adolescents
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Durocher, Elyse; Gauvin, Lise – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: This study aims to quantify associations between one's weight management goal and eating behaviors and physical activity among teenagers. Methods: Weighted logistic regressions were performed predicting healthy behaviors from weight goal separately for boys and girls while controlling for age, body mass index, socioeconomic indicators,…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Physical Activity Level
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Kahan, David; McKenzie, Thomas L. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Schools are important venues for providing and promoting physical activity, but little is known about how school websites are being used for these purposes. Completing a content analysis of existing school websites is essential to understanding their function and value relative to supporting physical education (PE) and physical…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Health Promotion
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Dunn, Melissa; Drew, Christa; O'Brien, Joseph; Wood, Michael; Mora, Eriberto; Diener, Sam; Perry, Donna J. – Journal of School Health, 2020
Background: Youth violence is a significant problem affecting community health. Community-academic partnerships can advance youth nonviolence education by synergizing the strengths of collaborators while working toward a common goal. We describe a collaboration between an urban public middle school, community nonprofit, and university-based…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Violence, Pretests Posttests, Prevention
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