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George, Goldy C.; Hoelscher, Deanna M.; Nicklas, Theresa A.; Kelder, Steven H. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2009
Objective: To examine diet- and body size-related attitudes and behaviors associated with supplement use in a representative sample of fourth-grade students in Texas. Design: Cross-sectional data from the School Physical Activity and Nutrition study, a probability-based sample of schoolchildren. Children completed a questionnaire that assessed…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Concept, Food, Human Body
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Alles-White, Monica L.; Welch, Patricia – Early Child Development and Care, 1985
Identifies and discusses factors that affect the development of food preferences in preschool children, including familiarity, age, parents, peers, teachers, and programs designed to influence food habits. Makes recommendations to preschool and day care programs for creating an atmosphere conducive to trying new foods. (Author/DST)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Eating Habits
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Genta, Chiara; Favaro, Silvia; Sonetti, Giulia; Barioglio, Caterina; Lombardi, Patrizia – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to report strategies towards a green campus project at Politecnico di Torino University, a 33,000-students Italian higher education institution (HEI), and estimate the avoided ecological footprint (EF) of different scenarios accounted for open spaces. Design/methodology/approach: A consumption-based study has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), College Environment, Energy Conservation
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Vedora, Joseph; Ross, Robert; Kelm, Kelly – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2008
Children with autism and other disabilities frequently do not eat a variety of foods, eating only a few very specific foods. Additionally, many children are extremely resistant to trying different foods and attempts to introduce new foods often result in problem behaviors. This can have serious health implications for some children, as the foods…
Descriptors: Autism, Nutrition, Pictorial Stimuli, Scheduling
Brown, Michael H. – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2012
The Healthy Schools Program provides technical assistance to help schools engage administrators, teachers, parents and vendors in increasing access to physical activity and healthier foods for students and staff. Current grants run to September 2013. The program addresses two policy priorities of the Childhood Obesity team: (1) Ensure that all…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Physical Activities, Technical Assistance, Dietetics
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Kunst, Andrea – Horace, 2009
On a mid-week day in mid-December 2008, Boston Day and Evening Academy's room 209, usually used for board meetings, student assessments, awards dinners, and other occasions requiring an intimate atmosphere, smelled like Chinese food. These second-trimester students at Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) were having a reunion after just a few…
Descriptors: Inquiry, School Culture, School Orientation, High School Students
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2008
The Memphis, Tennessee, school district is trying to steady itself in the wake of controversies that have rocked its operations side, potentially complicating its search for a new superintendent and renewing talk about putting the city's mayor in charge of the system. In the past few months, the district has been contending with official probes of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Audits (Verification), Educational Administration, School Districts
Bissex, Janice Newell – Exceptional Parent, 2008
Poor nutritional status is a primary concern for people with disabilities. Inadequate diets can contribute to and hasten the development of degenerative diseases and delay recovery from illnesses. Individuals who have disabilities are more at risk for malnutrition, as their disability may affect food intake and nutrient requirements. Because of…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Disabilities, Low Achievement, Health Promotion
Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA. – 1980
A collection of group disussion topics, developed and field-tested by a group of Iowa teachers, is presented in this guide. Twenty-eight topics for K-6 students, 24 topics for K-12 students, and 7 topics for students in grades 7-12 are included. Warm-up activities are given for introducing some of the topics, and lists of questions to provoke…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2005
Currently, high school students account for 60% of food sold in cafeterias. School lunches should provide 33% of the students' energy intake, however, according to some research, it was found that it tends to only provide 19% because of the sale of "competitive" foods. Research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that girls ages…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Dining Facilities, Obesity
Toor, Rachel – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In this article, the author describes her friend Lynn, a girlie-girl of the highest order. Lynn wears shiny, pointy shoes, never has a hair out of place, and can appear glamorous in jeans and a T-shirt. She puts a zillion products on her face, but never looks like one of those women who use too much makeup. Her clothes are hip and trendy, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Personality Assessment, Teacher Characteristics, Dress Codes
Wassermann, Selma – Phi Delta Kappan, 2007
The social studies teachers of North Fork Senior Secondary School (a pseudonym) had organized an activity to raise students' levels of awareness of the tragic events taking place in Darfur by giving them a taste of what it is like to experience a famine. The North Fork "famine" would last from Friday afternoon at 3:00 until Saturday at…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Secondary Education
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2005
Last week, in the Archdiocese of New Orleans students returned to class in 37 Roman Catholic schools that opened for the first time since Hurricane Katrina blasted the region six weeks ago. School officials were surprised to see families returning much sooner and in greater numbers than expected. With the reopening of six high schools and 30…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Natural Disasters, Weather, Attendance
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Rife, Gwynne – Science Scope, 2006
Over the past decade, much has been learned about the ocean's secrets and especially about the creatures of the deep sea. The deepest parts of the oceans are currently the focus of many new discoveries in both the physical and biological sciences. Middle school students find the deep sea fascinating and especially seem to enjoy its mysterious and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Biological Sciences, Animals
Otieno, Tabitha N. – 2001
Whereas women carry the primary responsibility for food production in Africa, development agencies have devoted minimal resources to researching the impact of their policies and new techniques on the well-being of Africa's women farmers. C. K. Eicher (1995) and M. Smale (1995) call this the invisible factor because the gender-related constraints…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Empowerment
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