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Alshehri, Saad Zafir – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand if effective road safety education is being provided to students by embedding educational programmes within a curriculum framework. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative methodology was used to gain in-depth understanding of the health-promoting initiatives of Saudi Arabian universities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Safety Education, Traffic Safety
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Hanlon, Clare; Morris, Tony; O'Sullivan, Grant Anthony – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore a health program comprising the individual experiences, successes and setbacks of adults in an individually tailored, community-based smoking intervention and physical activity program. The program incorporated physical activity consultation (PAC) and phone support from the well-established Quit…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Smoking
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Chesnut, Ryan; DiNallo, Jennifer M.; Czymoniewicz-Klippel, Melina T.; Perkins, Daniel F. – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Parent-focused interventions (PFIs) are a promising method for supporting parents and promoting children's well-being. Few PFIs in the USA, however, include physical health promotion content and are universal programs. The purpose of this paper is to describe a universal health-promoting PFI for parents of elementary school-aged children…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Well Being, Child Health, Health Promotion
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Kubacki, Krzysztof; Ronti, Rimante; Lahtinen, Ville; Pang, Bo; Rundle-Thiele, Sharyn – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: A significant proportion of the world's adult population is insufficiently active. One approach used to overcome barriers and facilitate participation in physical activity is social marketing. The purpose of this paper are twofold: first, this review seeks to provide a contemporary review of social marketing's effectiveness in changing…
Descriptors: Adults, Physical Activity Level, Intervention, Marketing
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Torres, Irene; Simovska, Venka – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate concerning community participation in school-based health education and health promotion, with regard to food and nutrition. Design/methodology/approach: Based on empirical data generated over the course of one year of fieldwork in three rural communities and schools in Ecuador, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, School Health Services, Health Promotion
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Darlington, Emily Joan; Simar, Carine; Jourdan, Didier – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Implementing health promotion programmes in schools is key to improving children's health and well-being but difficulties in achieving expected results are often reported in the research literature. Discrepancies between expected and achieved outcomes can originate from differences in contexts. Understanding how interactions between…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, High Schools, Interviews
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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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Sorhaindo, Annik; Mitchell, Kirstin; Fletcher, Adam; Jessiman, Patricia; Keogh, Peter; Bonell, Chris – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Evaluation of the Teens & Toddlers (T&T) positive youth development (PYD) and teenage pregnancy prevention programme suggested that the intervention had minimal effectiveness partly due to its unclear theory of change. The purpose of this paper is to examine the lived experiences of young women participating in the programme to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Females, Pregnancy
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Ruge, Dorte; Nielsen, Morten Kromann; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg; Bruun-Jensen, Bjarne – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how students' participation in an integrated school food program was related to the development of components of food and health-related action competence (F & HRAC). These components were understood to be the knowledge, insight, motivation, ownership and social skills that made students able to…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Health Promotion, Health Education, Food
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Fekkes, M.; van de Sande, M. C. E.; Gravesteijn, J. C.; Pannebakker, F. D.; Buijs, G. J.; Diekstra, R. F. W.; Kocken, P. L. – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effects of the Dutch "Skills for Life" programme on students' health behaviours, bullying behaviour and suicidal ideation. Design/methodology/approach: The effectiveness of the "Skills for Life" programme on health behaviour outcomes was evaluated at three points in time in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Health Behavior, Bullying
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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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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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Taylor, Charlotte; Upton, Penney; Upton, Dominic – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the evidence base of the Food Dudes healthy eating programme, specifically the short- and long-term effectiveness of the intervention for consumption of fruit and vegetables both at school and at home and displacement of unhealthy snack consumption. Design/Methodology/Approach: Articles were…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Eating Habits, Dietetics, Food
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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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Chilton, Roy; Pearson, Mark; Anderson, Rob – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Schools are an important setting for a wide variety of activities to promote health. The purpose of this paper is to map the different types of health promotion programmes and activities in schools, to estimate the amount of published evaluations of health promotion within UK schools, and to identify any provisional "candidate…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Program Design
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