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Harrison, Simone L.; Saunders, V.; Nowak, M. – Health Education Research, 2007
Excessive exposure to sunlight during early childhood increases the risk of developing skin cancer. Self-administered questionnaires exploring sun-protection knowledge, practices and policy were mailed to the directors/co-ordinators/senior teachers of all known early childhood services in Queensland, Australia, in 2002 (n = 1383; 56.5% response).…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers
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Haerens, Leen; Deforche, Benedicte; Maes, Lea; Cardon, Greet; Stevens, Veerle; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Health Education Research, 2006
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a middle school physical activity and healthy eating intervention, including an environmental and computer-tailored component, and to investigate the effects of parental involvement. A random sample of 15 schools with seventh and eight graders was randomly assigned to one of three…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Intervention, Physical Activities
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O'Dea, Jennifer A.; Wilson, Rachel – Health Education Research, 2006
A large national study of schoolchildren aged 6-18 years was conducted to assess nutritional and socio-cognitive factors associated with body mass index (BMI). A questionnaire was used to assess nutritional quality of breakfast, importance of physical activity and food variety score, among 4441 students from randomly selected schools in all states…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Locus of Control, Obesity, Body Composition
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Worsley, Anthony – Health Education Research, 2006
A random population survey administered by mail to examine lay people's views of children's food policies and their associations with demographics, personal values and confidence in authorities was conducted among adults in Victoria, Australia. Three hundred and seventy-seven people responded (response rate 57.6%). The questionnaire contained 35…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Nutrition, Public Health