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Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Elorinne, Anna-Liisa; Hokkanen, Johanna; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the socioscientific issue (SSI) method as a way of improving seventh graders' nutrition know-how on dietary supplements (DS), and to describe how students experience learning nutritional issues through the SSI method. Design/methodology/approach: Participants were seventh graders from three different…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Dietetics
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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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Ates, Huseyin – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of elementary school teachers' psychological factors on their behavioral intentions for healthy nutrition in their daily life within an extended version of the theory of planned behavior (TPB). Design/methodology/approach: The design of the study is correlation study. Findings:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Intention, Teacher Behavior, Nutrition
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Boddy, Gail; Booth, Alison; Worsley, Anthony – Health Education, 2019
Purpose: Teachers disseminate food knowledge and skills in secondary school curricula that provide essential skills for a healthy life. The purpose of this paper is to explore Australian secondary school teachers' views of healthy eating and their sources of information in planning their food, nutrition and health curriculum.…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Nutrition
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Rendahl, Jenny; Korp, Peter; Ekström, Marianne Pipping; Berg, Christina – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and elucidate adolescents' reasoning about risks related to food and eating. Design/methodology/approach: Boys and girls aged 15-16 years participated in a focus group interview with role-playing as a stimulus for discussion and reflection. In all, 31 participants took part, divided into five…
Descriptors: Human Body, Self Concept, Food, Focus Groups
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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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Ohtsuki, Makoto; Shibata, Katsumi; Fukuwatari, Tutomu; Sasaki, Yuko; Nakai, Kunihiko – Health Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effect of an educational intervention to increase vegetable consumption by university students. Design/methodology/approach: This study is an open, parallel randomized controlled trial for 25 weeks. University students aged 18-24 years were divided into an intervention group (n=52) and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Eating Habits, Food
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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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Dresler, Emma; Whitehead, Dean; Mather, Aimee – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: It is known that the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children is declining despite wide-spread national and international policy attempts to increase consumption. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of children's consumption of fruits and vegetables so as to facilitate better health education targeting.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Nutrition, Dietetics
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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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Neely, Eva; Walton, Mat; Stephens, Christine – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Food practices, including associated routines, rituals, and habits, are an unexplored area in school health promotion. The purpose of this paper is to fill this gap through exploring how food rituals act as vehicles for young people to establish, maintain, and strengthen social relationships. Design/methodology/approach: Through an…
Descriptors: Food, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Ormshaw, Michael James; Kokko, Sami Petteri; Villberg, Jari; Kannas, Lasse – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to utilise the collective opinion of a group of Finnish experts to identify the most important learning outcomes of secondary-level school-based health education, in the specific domains of physical activity and nutrition. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: The study uses a Delphi survey technique to collect the…
Descriptors: Health, Outcomes of Education, Health Education, Literacy
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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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Neely, Eva; Walton, Mat; Stephens, Christine – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The health-promoting schools (HPSs) framework has emerged as a promising model for promoting school connectedness in the school setting. The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential for food practices to promote school connectedness within a HPSs framework. Design/methodology/approach: This study explores food practices within a…
Descriptors: Food, Health Promotion, Eating Habits, Models
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