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Tercedor, Pablo; Segura-Jiménez, Víctor; Ávila García, Manuel; Huertas-Delgado, Francisco Javier – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The goals of this study were to (1) describe physical activity levels during school recess in 8-year-old children, (2) analyse the percentage of children who achieved physical activity recommendation at recess, and (3) examine if recess physical activity levels varied by gender, weight status, and parental educational level. Methods: In…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Recess Breaks, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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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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Bánfai, Bálint; Pandur, Attila; Schiszler, Bence; Pék, Emese; Radnai, Balázs; Bánfai-Csonka, Henrietta; Betlehem, József – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: First aid programmes should include not only the transfer of knowledge and skills but also improve participants' helping attitudes. The aim of this study was to evalute the immediate and long-term effects of a 3-day first aid programme for kindergarten children. Methods: One hundred and eighteen kindergarten children (5--7 years old)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, First Aid, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Vanderloo, Leigh M.; Tucker, Patricia – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: To compare physical activity and sedentary time among young children whose schools adhere to traditional (i.e. three outdoor playtimes = 70 minutes) versus balanced day (i.e. two outdoor playtimes = ~55 minutes) schedules in Ontario full-day kindergarten classrooms. Design: The project was part of a larger, 2-year cross-sectional study.…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Young Children, Kindergarten
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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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Cheung, Peggy PY – Health Education Journal, 2017
Objective: This study aimed to examine the association between parental socioeconomic status (SES) and children's physical activity (PA) behaviour during after-school hours. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: Participants included 663 schoolchildren (aged between 10 and 13 years) and their parents from nine primary schools in Hong Kong.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Primary Education, After School Programs
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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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Cholevas, Nikolaos K.; Loucaides, Constantinos A. – Health Education Journal, 2012
Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore the factors that facilitate and barriers towards the implementation of health education programmes in primary education schools of the prefecture of Achaia, Greece. Methods: The sample of the study included 141 educators from a total population of 218 educators who dealt with the implementation of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Health Education, Sex Education, Primary Education