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Velardo, Stefania; Drummond, Murray – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Health literacy is a key international public health goal. Conceptualising health literacy as an asset highlights the importance of fostering a health literate youth for the benefit of future generations, yet research has predominantly focused on examining adults' and older adolescents' health literacy. This presents a gap for…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Nutrition, Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Burton, Melissa; Riddell, Lynn; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Food education in secondary schools can provide adolescents with essential food knowledge and skills required for healthy, independent living. The purpose of this paper is to identify food-related knowledge and skills that Australian consumers believe are required for all consumers, and to identify their demographic and psychographic…
Descriptors: Food, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Nutrition Instruction
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Leal, Acácia Gonçalves Ferreira; Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz; Gentil, Paulo; Benedito-Silva, Ana Amélia; da Silva, Antonio Carlos; Campos, Mário Hebling; Andrade, Marilia Santos; de Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to assess the knowledge on sport and exercise science held by a sample of Brazilian physiotherapists, nutritionists and physical educators. Design/methodology/approach: A cross-sectional research design was used. The answers given by 1,147 professionals (300 physiotherapists, 705 physical educators and 142…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physiology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Catipovic, Marija; Markovic, Martina; Grguric, Josip – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: Breastfeeding education in the school setting offers the opportunity to improve knowledge base and positively influence beliefs and intentions for students. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of short education program among secondary school students on breastfeeding knowledge and intentions. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Health Education, High School Students, Foreign Countries, Infants
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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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Fane, Jennifer; Schulz, Samantha – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Equipping pre-service teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to teach health in socially critical ways requires pre-service teachers to examine and critique individualistic understandings of health. The purpose of this paper is to use Bourdieu's concepts of the bodily hexis (the body as both separate from society (autonomous…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Health Education, Human Body
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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
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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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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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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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Manu, Abubakar; Kotoh, Agnes M.; Asante, Rexford Kofi Oduro; Ankomah, Augustine – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Available studies on parent-child communication about sexual and reproductive health in Ghana have largely focused on assessing communication frequency, barriers, and who communicates with whom within the family. The purpose of this paper is to examine parental and family contextual factors that predict parental communication with young…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Correlation, Sexuality, Family Environment
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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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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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Graf, Allyson Stella; Patrick, Julie Hicks – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Sexual education in adolescence may represent the only formal sexual information individuals ever receive. It is unclear whether this early educational experience is sufficient to promote lifelong sexual health literacy. The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of the timing and source of sexual knowledge on current safe sex…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sexuality, Health Behavior, Health Promotion
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Christiansen, Hanna; Hirsch, Oliver; König, Anika; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Roehrle, Bernd – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Early onset of behavioral disorders is predictive of long term adverse outcomes. There are some indicated and selective early prevention programs for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), one of the most common behavioral disorders in childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this paper is to present a universal preschool…
Descriptors: Prevention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Access to Education, Preschool Education
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