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Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Elorinne, Anna-Liisa; Hokkanen, Johanna; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the socioscientific issue (SSI) method as a way of improving seventh graders' nutrition know-how on dietary supplements (DS), and to describe how students experience learning nutritional issues through the SSI method. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were seventh graders from three different…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Dietetics
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Evans, Melissa; Lester, Leanne; Midford, Richard; Cahill, Helen Walker; Foxcroft, David; Waghorne, Robyn; Venning, Lynne – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The consequences of problematic alcohol consumption fall heavily on Australian adolescents, with this population at increased risk of death, serious injury and other harm. Research regarding whether gender, socioeconomic status (SES) or locality play a role in young people's alcohol consumption and related harm is limited in Australia.…
Descriptors: Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescents, At Risk Persons
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Hoeeg, Didde; Grabowski, Dan; Christensen, Ulla – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: To treat childhood obesity, health education interventions are often aimed at the whole family. However, such interventions seem to have a relatively limited effect on weight loss. The purpose of this paper is to examine how families enrolled in a family-based health education intervention manage the intervention in their daily lives and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Kukkonen, Jari; Kontturi, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The purpose of this paper is to focus on sixth graders' (N=21, aged 13-14) health literacy, particularly in relation to the rational use of medicines and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Partnerships in Education, Pharmacy, Foreign Countries
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Wang, Dongxu; Stewart, Donald; Chang, Chun – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of a holistic school-based nutrition programme using the health-promoting school (HPS) approach, on teachers' knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to nutrition in rural China. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster-randomised intervention trial design was employed. Two…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Teacher Behavior
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Robinson, Gary; Leckning, Bernard; Midford, Richard; Harper, Helen; Silburn, Sven; Gannaway, Jess; Dolan, Kylie; Delphine, Tim; Hayes, Craig – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of development and the pilot implementation of a preventive life skills curriculum for Indigenous middle school students in a very remote community college in the West Arnhem region of North Australia. The curriculum integrates proven educational and psychological techniques with…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Indigenous Populations, Youth, Foreign Countries
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Kumar, Janavi; Adhikari, Koushik; Li, Yijing; Lindshield, Erika; Muturi, Nancy; Kidd, Tandalayo – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to enable community members to discuss their perceptions of eating habits and physical activity in relation to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, and reveal facilitators and barriers to healthy eating behavior and physical activity engagement. Design/methodology/approach: Nine focus groups, which included six…
Descriptors: Barriers, Motivation, Attitudes, Eating Habits
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Dietrich, Timo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn; Schuster, Lisa; Connor, Jason P. – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Social marketing benchmark criteria were used to understand the extent to which single-substance alcohol education programmes targeting adolescents in middle and high school settings sought to change behaviour, utilised theory, included audience research and applied the market segmentation process. The paper aims to discuss these issues.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Middle Schools, High Schools
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Wang, Dongxu; Stewart, Donald; Chang, Chun – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess whether the school-based nutrition programme using the health-promoting school (HPS) framework was effective to improve parents' knowledge, attitudes and behaviour (KAB) in relation to nutrition in rural Mi Yun County, Beijing. Design/methodology/approach: A cluster-randomised intervention trial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion, Rural Areas
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Janhonen, Kristiina Henrietta; Mäkelä, Johanna; Palojoki, Päivi – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine Finnish ninth grade pupils' (15-16 years) perspectives on hot school lunches and consider the potential of these perspectives as a resource for food and health education. Design/methodology/approach: Data include observations, essays, and visually elicitated focus group discussions from a larger…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Eating Habits, Lunch Programs
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Kostenius, Catrine; Bergmark, Ulrika – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Swedish children's positive experiences of health and well-being, and their thoughts on how health literacy can be promoted. Design/methodology/approach: Totally, 121 schoolchildren between the ages of 10 and 14 from three schools in two municipalities in the northern part of Sweden shared their…
Descriptors: Health Education, Well Being, Knowledge Level, Preadolescents
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Nielsen, Line; Meilstrup, Charlotte; Nelausen, Malene Kubstrup; Koushede, Vibeke; Holstein, Bjørn Evald – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Within the framework of Health Promoting Schools "Up" is an intervention using a whole school approach aimed at promoting mental health by strengthening social and emotional competence among schoolchildren. Social and emotional competence is an integral part of many school-based mental health interventions but only a minority of…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Competence, Health Promotion
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Gardner, Belinda; Ollis, Debbie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to add to the evidence of best practice in the implementation of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework by examining the process of creating readiness for change in a large international school in South-East Asia. Using a settings-based approach and guided by readiness for change theory the data…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Educational Change, International Schools, Mixed Methods Research
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Snelling, Anastasia; Belson, Sarah Irvine; Beard, Jonathan; Young, Kathleen – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between television viewing time, physical activity level, food consumption patterns, and academic performance of adolescents in a large urban school district in the USA where health disparities are prevalent, particularly among minority residents. Design/Methodology/Approach: The…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Physical Activity Level, Grades (Scholastic), Eating Habits
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Ellsworth, Devin; Ernst, Jenny; Snelling, Anastasia – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a nutrition-education intervention delivered at low-income middle schools in Washington, DC in the USA, using a mobile farmers' market to bring hands-on lessons to schools. The program was a partnership between a local farm and university and was funded by the United States Department…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics, Low Income Groups
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