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Rathi, Neha; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Nutrition education plays a significant role in inculcating lifelong healthy dietary behaviours among adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to understand the opinions of parents and teachers regarding nutrition education in private Indian secondary schools. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional, self-administered, paper-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Nutrition Instruction
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Limbu, Yam B.; Jayachandran, C.; McKinley, Christopher; Choi, Jeonghwan – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: People living on poverty-level incomes in developing nations face unique health challenges as compared to those in developed nations. New insights emerge from a bottom of the pyramid context (India) where culture-based health notions, preventive orientation and health resources differ from developed western health orientations and…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Prevention, Health Behavior, Poverty
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Rathi, Neha; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The current Indian secondary school curriculum has been criticised for its failure to deliver relevant skills-based food and nutrition education for adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to understand the views of adolescents, their parents, teachers and school principals on the present food and nutrition curriculum and the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, School Role
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Roy, Amit; Ikonen, Risto; Keinonen, Tuula; Kumar, Kuldeep – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Rising trends in alcohol consumption and early drinking initiation pose serious health risks especially for adolescents. Learner's prior knowledge about alcohol gained from the social surroundings and the media are important sources that can impact the learning outcomes in health education. The purpose of this paper is to map adolescents'…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Health Education, Foreign Countries
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Rathi, Neha; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: School-based nutrition education programmes have the potential to reinforce healthy dietary behaviours in adolescents. The purpose of this paper is to understand the views of secondary school students in Kolkata, India, regarding the food and nutrition curriculum, food skill acquisition at school and home and barriers to learning food…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Foods Instruction
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Patra, Shraboni; Perianayagam, Arokiasamy; Goli, Srinivas – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The level of mother's health knowledge influences not only her health, but also significantly predicts her children's health and medical care, and spending on medical care. This relationship has not yet been empirically assessed in India. The purpose of this paper is to measure the level of health knowledge of mothers in India and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Knowledge Level, Health