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Kulik, Noel; Thomas, Erica M.; Fahlman, Mariane M.; Garn, Alex C.; Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; McCaughtry, Nathan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: Existing research shows that sociodemographic factors are associated with dietary patterns among adolescents; however, little is known about when these relationships begin in children. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between dietary self-efficacy (SE) and dietary intake among children over time and by…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Eating Habits, Race, Ethnicity
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Johnston, Bryan; El-Arabi, Ahmad; Tuomela, Krista; Nelson, David – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children in the USA face increasing nutrition-related health risks, including obesity rates of 16.9% -- a figure that has more than tripled over the past four decades. Nutrition education is beneficial to improve children's health through obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy habits, and the elementary school years are a key…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Elementary School Students
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McDonald, Andrea E.; Dawkins-Moultin, Lenna; McWhinney, Sharon L. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: This study explored US rural parents' perceived facilitators, challenges and motivators to healthy eating. Methods: Qualitative and purposive sampling was used to recruit one hundred (N = 100) parents of children enrolled in the fourth grade to participate in a series of focus group sessions. Eligibility criteria included being the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Rural Schools
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Garnett, Bernice R.; Becker, Kelly; Vierling, Danielle; Gleason, Cara; DiCenzo, Danielle; Mongeon, Louise – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: Less than half of young people in the USA are meeting the daily physical activity requirements of at least 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity. A mixed-methods pilot feasibility assessment of "Move it Move it!" was conducted in the Spring of 2014 to assess the impact of a before-school physical activity…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Program Evaluation, Incentives, Physical Activity Level
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Lorenz, Kent A.; Stylianou, Michalis; Moore, Shannon; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Health Education Journal, 2017
Background and Objective: Increased emphasis on academic outcomes has reduced the amount of time spent in physical education and other school physical activity opportunities in many schools in the USA. However, physical fitness is a positive predictor of academic performance on standardised tests, and students who perform better on fitness…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Fitness, Grades (Scholastic), Grade 4
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Massey, William V.; Stellino, Megan B.; Holliday, Megan; Godbersen, Travis; Rodia, Rachel; Kucher, Greta; Wilkison, Megan – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To identify the effects of a structured and multifaceted physical activity and recess intervention on student and adult behaviour in school. Design: Mixed-methods and community-based participatory approach. Setting: Large, urban, low-income school district in the USA. Methods: Data were collected at three time points over a 1-year…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Recess Breaks, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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Efstathiou, Nicholas T.; Risvas, Grigorios S.; Theodoraki, Eleni-Maria M.; Galanaki, Evangelia P.; Zampelas, Antonios D. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between classroom psychological climate and the physical and sedentary behaviour of primary school students after the implementation of an innovative education programme regarding nutrition and physical activity. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Study…
Descriptors: Health Education, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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McEvoy, Christian S.; Cantore, Kathryn M.; Denlinger, LeAnn N.; Schleich, Michele A.; Stevens, Nicole M.; Swavely, Steven C.; Odom, Anne A.; Novick, Marsha B. – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a flipped classroom progamme, designed and implemented by medical students, in communicating nutrition education to fourth-grade school students aged 9-10 years and to characterise teachers' assessments of the progamme, which was designed to minimise the burden placed on…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Pretests Posttests
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Paek, Hye-Jin; Jung, Yumi; Oh, Hyun Jung; Alaimo, Katherine; Pfeiffer, Karin; Carlson, Joseph J.; Wen, Yalu; Betz, Heather Hayes; Orth, Julie – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To evaluate the short-term outcome of the social marketing approach used in Project FIT, we developed a school- and community-based programme for promoting healthful eating and physical activity in kindergarten to 5th-grade children and their parents. Design: A 2-year quasi-experiment for children and two cross-sectional surveys for…
Descriptors: Marketing, Social Influences, Health Promotion, Eating Habits
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Burrows, Lisette; Wright, Jan; McCormack, Jaleh – Health Education Journal, 2009
Objective: To investigate New Zealand children's understandings of "health". Design: Secondary analysis of student responses to a task called "Being Healthy" in New Zealand's National Education Monitoring Project. Setting: Year 4 (8-9 year-old) and Year 8 (12-13 year-old) students who took part in New Zealand's National…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level