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Mittmann, Silke; Austel, Anja; Ellrott, Thomas – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of the Cancer Society of Lower Saxony's school-based nutrition education programme "5-a-day for kids", designed to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Intervention: the programme included three parts (each 45 minutes): education-based classroom session;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition Instruction, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Christiansen, Hanna; Hirsch, Oliver; König, Anika; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Roehrle, Bernd – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Early onset of behavioral disorders is predictive of long term adverse outcomes. There are some indicated and selective early prevention programs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to present a universal preschool…
Descriptors: Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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Stewart, Donald – Health Education, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of an Australian health promoting schools (HPS) project to identify key features of the concept of resilience and how it can be used in a school setting to develop and strengthen protective factors in young people, as a mechanism for improving social functioning and reducing involvement in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Comprehensive School Health Education, Literature Reviews, Grade 3
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Au, W. H.; Suen, L. K. P.; Kwok, Y. L. – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of a structured programme on handwashing which has taken into account of the developmental stage of children. Design/methodology/approach: This is a pilot study using a structured handwashing programme as intervention. The intervention group (n=15) receives the structured…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Intervention, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Robinson, Sally; Page, Kirsty – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a summary of current policy and research related to pre-school overweight and obesity, and to provide a rationale for why early years settings are being placed at the forefront of strategies to address the problem. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a narrative review of current research, policy…
Descriptors: Obesity, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Albon, Deborah – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine why the uptake of free milk in a particular nursery class was low, to explore the meanings children attribute to drinks given to them in school and those brought from home, and make suggestions as to what might be done to improve children's intake of free school milk. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Popular Culture, Family Life, Nurses
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Mooney, Ann; Boddy, Janet; Statham, June; Warwick, Ian – Health Education, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to consider the opportunities and difficulties in developing health-promotion work in early years settings in the UK. Design/methodology/approach: As the first study of its kind conducted in the UK, a multi-method approach was adopted involving: an overview of health-related guidance and of effective…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Health Education