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Liao, Li-Ling; Lai, I-Ju; Chang, Li-Chun – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the nutrition literacy status of Taiwanese college students and to assess the relationship between nutrition literacy and healthy-eating behaviours. Design: Cross-sectional design with convenience sampling. Setting: Six universities in northern, central and southern Taiwan; both national and private…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Literacy
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Foley, Bridget C.; Mihrshahi, Seema; Shrewsbury, Vanessa A.; Shah, Smita – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: This study aimed to identify barriers, facilitators and potential intervention strategies for adolescents to use within the home to promote healthy eating and active living. Design: Cross-sectional design using semi-structured discussion groups. Setting: Peer leaders (aged 15-16 years) from five secondary schools in Sydney, Australia,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Eating Habits, Life Style
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Anderson, Cheryl A. M.; Murray, Kate E.; Abdi, Sahra; Hurst, Samantha; Sheik-Mohamed, Amina; Begud, Bethlehem; Marcus, Bess; Nebeker, Camille; Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer C.; Bolling, Khalisa – Health Education Journal, 2019
Introduction: African women who migrate to the USA have a rich tradition of using herbs and spices to promote health. We conducted formative research on nutritional practices among East and North African women in the USA, focusing on whether traditional herbs and spices could support adherence to the "Dietary Guidelines for Americans."…
Descriptors: Females, Immigrants, Health Promotion, African Culture
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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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Shukri, Madihah; Zin, Zamzahaila; Zainol, Khairi; Said, Syahrin; Rajali, Afiq – Health Education Journal, 2019
Aims and objectives: This article presents findings from a dietary intervention designed to improve the nutritional knowledge, attitudes, intentions and dietary intake of socially disadvantaged children. Design: Quasi-experimental design. Methods: A total of 201 (treatment group n = 106, control n = 95) children completed the questionnaire at pre-…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction, Eating Habits, Intervention
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Brown, Blakely; Harris, Kari; Dybdal, Laura; Malich, Julia; Bodnar, Brenda; Hall, Emily – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study investigated the feasibility of delivering health-related short text messages to parents with the goal of reducing obesity risk among their children aged 3--5 years. Design: Quasi-experimental design involving one experimental group of 17 parents. Setting: Rural American Indian reservation. Methods: During the 5-week…
Descriptors: Child Health, Health Promotion, Rural Areas, Food
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McHugh, Camilla A.; Anderson, Lindsey; Lloyd, Jenny; Logan, Stuart; Wyatt, Katrina – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This paper uses a qualitative approach to explore the factors that influence diet and physical activity choices of 11-13-year-olds with a particular focus on the impact of the school environment. Design: Qualitative focus groups. Setting: Three purposively sampled secondary schools in Devon, UK. Method: A total of 53 students, aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dietetics, Physical Activities, Adolescents
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Chen, Cheng-Chia; Seo, Dong-Chul; Lin, Hsien-Chang – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the effects of state-level socioeconomic status (SES), the density of fast food restaurants and walking to work on body mass index (BMI) among US adults aged 50 years and older. The study sought further to account for the interaction effects of three different hierarchical levels of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Older Adults, Body Composition, Socioeconomic Status
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Renslow, Jillian; Maupin, Jonathan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using the draw-and-write methodology, this study examined cross-cultural similarities and differences in children's perceptions of health. Design: Cross-sectional design. Setting: One public elementary school in the USA and in Guatemala. Method: The total sample included 161 children 9-10 years of age, 80 in the USA and 81 in Guatemala.…
Descriptors: Health, Cross Cultural Studies, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students
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Collado-Rivera, Maria; Branscum, Paul; Larson, Daniel; Gao, Haijuan – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the determinants of sugary drink consumption among overweight and obese adults attempting to lose weight using the Integrative Model of Behavioural Prediction (IMB). Design: Cross-sectional design. Method: Determinants of behavioural intentions (attitudes, perceived norms and perceived…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Health Behavior, Factor Analysis, Obesity
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Hackshaw-McGeagh, Lucy; Jamie, Kimberly; Beynon, Rhona; O'Neill, Roisin – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Evidence suggests that younger mothers engage in poorer health behaviours, resulting in increased cancer risk. We aimed to better understand the health behaviours of younger mothers and the factors that influence their lifestyle choices, in order to improve cancer prevention within this population. Methods: A multiple focus group,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Young Adults, Mothers
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Valdez, Elizabeth Salerno; Pottinger, Heidi; Urbon-Bonine, Angela; Duncan, Burris – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study sought to determine the feasibility of (a) engaging college students in experiential learning through a 10-day whole foods plant-based diet intervention, (b) bringing pertinence to the course topics that had an emphasis on chronic conditions and (c) understanding how the intervention influenced students' perceptions and…
Descriptors: Food, Intervention, Dietetics, Experiential Learning
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Saucedo-Molina, Teresita de Jesús; Villarreal Castillo, Martín; Oliva Macías, Luz Alejandra; Unikel Santoncini, Claudia; Guzmán Saldaña, Rebeca María Elena – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a universal prevention programme for disordered eating behaviours (DEB) and sedentary lifestyle among Mexican young people. Design: Non-experimental single group field study with repeated measures (pre-test, post-test and at 6-month follow-up). Setting: Public high school in Hidalgo, Mexico. Methods: In all,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Physical Activity Level
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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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Teschl, Carina; Nössler, Carolin; Schneider, Melanie; Carlsohn, Anja; Lührmann, Petra – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between vegetable intake, knowledge of recommended vegetable servings and self-assessed achievement of vegetable intake recommendations. Design and setting: Cross-sectional nutritional study in a university setting. Method: Students answered a set of standardised questions. Vegetable intake was assessed…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Nutrition
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