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McIsaac, Jessie-Lee; Storey, Kate; Veugelers, Paul J.; Kirk, Sara F. L. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Health-promoting schools (HPS) constitute an internationally recognised approach that connects health and education in a planned, integrated and holistic way. There is considerable variability, however, in how HPS is implemented and recent research has attempted to clarify the key functions of implementation. A provincial HPS strategy…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Program Implementation, Case Studies
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Jung, Mary E.; Mistry, Chetan; Bourne, Jessica E.; Perrier, Marie-Josee; Martin Ginis, Kathleen A.; Latimer-Cheung, Amy E. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: Milk and milk products provide important nutrients and have been associated with numerous health benefits in addition to bone health, including a healthy weight and a reduction of risk for certain conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer. Nonetheless, consumption of milk and milk…
Descriptors: Food, Beliefs, Nutrition, Qualitative Research
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Stolp, Sean; Wilkins, Emma; Raine, Kim D. – Health Education Journal, 2015
Background: Comprehensive School Health (CSH) approaches to developing a healthy school community can be effective in supporting chronic disease prevention while positively impacting on student behaviour and academic performance. Although a CSH framework provides principles for action, there is a lack of evidence regarding the processes that best…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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McLean, Scott – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: To address a critical gap in health education scholarship by exploring the contexts in which self-help reading takes place, the motivations of self-help readers and the processes through which such readers engage with books on mental health. Design: Structured, in-depth interviews conducted with participants recruited through online…
Descriptors: Self Help Programs, Reading, Mental Health, Motivation
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Rivard, Marie-Claude; Deslandes, Rollande – Health Education Journal, 2013
Objective: This qualitative study aimed to describe how educators and parents engage with students on health issues within the context of the Healthy School Approach in a disadvantaged Quebec school. Method: Individual interviews were conducted at the school setting with both educators ("n" = 5) and parents ("n" = 5) during the…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Teacher Participation