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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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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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Segrott, Jeremy; Rothwell, Heather; Pignatelli, Ilaria; Playle, Rebecca; Hewitt, Gillian; Huang, Chao; Murphy, Simon; Hickman, Matthew; Reed, Hayley; Moore, Laurence – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Involvement of parents/carers may increase effectiveness of primary school-based alcohol-misuse prevention projects through strengthening family-based protective factors, but rates of parental engagement are typically low. This paper reports findings from an exploratory trial of a school-based prevention intervention--Kids, Adults…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drinking, Family Programs, Family Relationship
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Ingemarson, Maria; Bodin, Maria; Rubenson, Birgitta; Guldbrandsson, Karin – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how teachers received and perceived the school programme Prevention in School (PS), a positive behavioural support programme; how did the teachers perceive the programme characteristics and themselves as providers; and how did this affect programme implementation? Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Prevention
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Anwar-McHenry, Julia; Donovan, Robert John; Nicholas, Amberlee; Kerrigan, Simone; Francas, Stephanie; Phan, Tina – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: Mentally Healthy WA developed and implemented the Mentally Healthy Schools Framework in 2010 in response to demand from schools wanting to promote the community-based Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion message within a school setting. Schools are an important setting for mental health promotion, therefore, the Framework encourages…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Promotion, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries
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Farmer, Siobhan; Porcellato, Lorna – Health Education, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore perceptions of alcohol held by schoolchildren using the "Draw and Write" tool, to inform the planning of alcohol education in the classroom setting. Design/methodology/approach: A specifically designed "Draw and Write" booklet was used with 169 children aged nine to ten years…
Descriptors: Drinking, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing, Foreign Countries
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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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Domigan, Juliane; Glassman, Tavis J.; Miller, Jeff; Hug, Heather; Diehr, Aaron J. – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to assess a health communication campaign designed to reduce distracted driving among college students within the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Utilizing central interviewing techniques, participants were asked qualitative and quantitative items soliciting feedback concerning the efficacy of the messages.…
Descriptors: Motor Vehicles, Traffic Safety, Generalization, Feedback (Response)
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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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Elia, John P.; Tokunaga, Jessica – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine how school-based sexuality education has had a long and troubled history of exclusionary pedagogical practices that have negatively affected such populations as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ) individuals, people of color, and the disabled. The social ecological model is introduced as a…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Comprehensive School Health Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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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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Castonguay, Jessica – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Childhood obesity is a serious health concern (World Health Organization (WHO), 2013) and advertising exposure is known to be a contributing factor (Institute of Medicine (IOM), 2006). In recent years consumers have expressed an increased interest in products appearing healthy and food companies have committed to changing their…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Content Analysis, Food
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Larsen, Torill; Van Hoye, Aurelie; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Holsen, Ingrid; Wold, Bente; Heuzé, Jean-Philippe; Samdal, Oddrun; Sarrazin, Philippe – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: The health promoting benefits of sport participation are under-utilized and should be further developed, particularly at the grassroots level. The purpose of this paper is to examine how grassroots coaches in youth football perceive their coaching practices after participating in a community-based coach education program aimed at…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Workshops
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