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Berggren, Linda; Talvia, Sanna; Fossgard, Eldbjørg; Arnfjörð, Unnur Björk; Hörnell, Agneta; Ólafsdóttir, Anna Sigríður; Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg; Wergedahl, Hege; Lagström, Hanna; Waling, Maria; Olsson, Cecilia – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Pupils' perspective should be better taken into account when developing nutrition education at school. The purpose of this paper is to explore Nordic children's perspectives on the healthiness of meals in the context of school lunches. Design/methodology/approach: In total, 78 focus group discussions were conducted with 10-11-year-old…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition Instruction, Lunch Programs, Food
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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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Nakiwala, Aisha Sembatya – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Health education that integrates community participation is essential for malaria control. However, children's participation is not generally as active as that of adults, thus turning children into recipients, as opposed to partners in malaria control. The purpose of this paper is to develop a better understanding of how children can…
Descriptors: Health Education, Diseases, Disease Control, Case Studies
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Woodward, Jenny; Sahota, Pinki; Pike, Jo; Molinari, Rosie – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to design and implement interventions to increase free school meal (FSM) uptake in pilot schools. This paper describes the interventions, reports on acceptability (as perceived by school working parties) and explores the process of implementing change. Design/Methodology/Approach: The research consisted of two…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Marlow, Ruth; Hansford, Lorraine; Edwards, Vanessa; Ukoumunne, Obioha C; Norman, Shelley; Ingarfield, Sara; Sharkey, Siobhan; Logan, Stuart; Ford, Tamsin – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of a classroom management course as a public health intervention. Improved socio-emotional skills may boost children's developmental and academic trajectory, while the costs of behaviour problems are enormous for schools with considerable impact on others' well-being.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Public Health, Intervention, Focus Groups
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Grabowski, Dan – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The main aim of the paper is to explore whether health theatre as a school-based health promotion initiative communicates relevant health knowledge to children and the interrelated processes of identity development, knowledge acquisition and participation. Development of the definition of "health identity" was a subsidiary…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Interviews, Focus Groups, Theater Arts
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Brindal, Emily; Hendrie, Gilly; Thompson, Kirrilly; Blunden, Sarah – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to describe Australian children's perceptions of healthiness and sources of health knowledge in order to develop an understanding of young children's perceptions, knowledge and sources of influence to guide future behaviour change and health promotion strategies. Design/methodology/approach: One-hour interactive focus…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Focus Groups
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Rowe, Fiona; Stewart, Donald; Somerset, Shawn – Health Education, 2010
Purpose: Schools are widely accepted as having the potential to make substantial contributions to promoting healthy eating habits in children and adolescents. This paper aims to present a case study from an Australian school of how a whole-school approach, planned and implemented through a health promoting school framework, can foster improved…
Descriptors: Evidence, Qualitative Research, School Activities, Health Promotion
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Honkanen, Leena; Vainio, Kirsti – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: A medicine education web site was developed during a research project in 2002-2004 to help teachers in primary and junior secondary schools to teach children the proper use of medicines. However, there was a need to develop further the assignments for the youngest schoolchildren. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of…
Descriptors: Assignments, Focus Groups, Medicine, Teacher Attitudes
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Juvonen, Mirja; Ahonen, Riita; Bush, Patricia J.; Airaksinen, Marja – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: This study is part of a larger project, which aims to develop medicine education materials for teachers. The aim of the present study was to discover children's interests in medicines and teachers' opinions on what should be taught about medicines to children of different ages. Furthermore, teachers' opinions were assessed about the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Comprehensive School Health Education, Focus Groups, Childhood Interests