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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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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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McGinn, Laura; Stone, Nicole; Ingham, Roger; Bengry-Howell, Andrew – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Despite general recognition of the benefits of talking openly about sexuality with children, parents encounter and/or create barriers to such communication. One of the key barriers is a desire to protect childhood innocence. The purpose of this paper is to explore parental interpretations of childhood innocence and the influence this has…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexuality, Parent Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kirby, Joanna; Inchley, Jo – Health Education, 2013
Purpose: The wide ranging physical and mental health benefits of physical activity during adolescence are well established and walking has been identified as one of only two forms of physical activity not to show a significant decrease in participation levels across the primary/secondary years. The aim of this paper is to explore the broader…
Descriptors: Females, Geographic Location, Health Promotion, Public Health
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Jones, Sandra C.; Reis, Samantha – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the features of alcopops which make them attractive to Australian adolescents, which features are most important in determining choice of ready-to-drinks (RTDs) over other alcoholic drinks, and whether these vary by age and gender. Design/methodology/approach: Mixed methods study. Participants in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Drinking, Preferences
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Woodall, James – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: There is a strong political imperative to regard the prison as a key social setting for health promotion, but evidence indicates that drug misuse continues to be a significant issue for many prisoners. This paper aims to examine the social and environmental factors within the setting that influence individuals' drug taking.…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Correctional Institutions, Focus Groups, Drug Use
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Chan, Kara; Prendergast, Gerard; Gronhoj, Alice; Bech-Larsen, Tino – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore Chinese adolescents' perceptions of healthy eating, their perceptions of various socializing agents shaping their eating habits, and their opinions about various regulatory measures which might be imposed to encourage healthy eating. Design/methodology/approach: Four focus group interview sessions…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Nutrition, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Kirby, Joanna; Inchley, Joanna – Health Education, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the views of Scottish schoolchildren on active travel to school and their ideas about promotion strategies for school-based interventions. Design/methodology/approach: Focus group discussions were conducted with 66 students from four primary and three secondary schools. Findings: The most common…
Descriptors: Weather, Travel, Physical Activities, Safety