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Publication date: 1 May 1993

Sue Bowker

Describes how the Curriculum Council for Wales and Health PromotionWales have joined forces to support health education in the country.Discusses the implementation of a…

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Describes how the Curriculum Council for Wales and Health Promotion Wales have joined forces to support health education in the country. Discusses the implementation of a number of projects involving examination of the opportunities for health education in primary schools and for slightly older age groups, as well as its co‐ordination within individual schools and its cross curricular implementation. Evaluates the effects of these initiatives on the school communities. Asserts that health education is an important part of the wider curriculum and hopes that the partnership will be seen by teachers as providing valuable support to their work in this field.

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Health Education, vol. 93 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Publication date: 1 August 2000

Sue Bowker and Chris Tudor‐Smith

This paper charts the progress of the health‐promoting school concept in Wales from a pilot project to a key component of mainstream health‐promotion activity. The paper…

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This paper charts the progress of the health‐promoting school concept in Wales from a pilot project to a key component of mainstream health‐promotion activity. The paper particularly focuses on Wales’ participation in the European Network of Health‐Promoting Schools and on the current initiative, the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes. It also identifies the key lessons learned from the work in Wales, including the need to gain the support of the schools’ senior management, to appoint an enthusiastic school co‐ordinator and to plan clearly a limited number of actions, with achievable timescales.

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Health Education, vol. 100 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Publication date: 1 September 1999

Sue Bowker, Catriona Crosswaite, Mary Hickman, Sam McGuffin and Chris Tudor‐Smith

The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been…

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The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been the provision of food on their premises. This paper looks at some of the ways the ENHPS project schools have moved towards developing a whole school approach to food and nutrition. Key themes identified by the schools include: linking the school curriculum with the school dining room and other food outlets; involving pupils and parents; improving the design and environment of the school dining room; and collaborating with the school’s catering service. Argues that, through such initiatives, schools have the potential to make a significant contribution to dietary change and the health of their pupils.

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British Food Journal, vol. 101 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 August 1998

Sue Bowker, Catriona Crosswaite, Mary Hickman, Sam McGuffin and Chris Tudor‐Smith

The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been…

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The UK has been participating in the European Network of Health Promoting Schools (ENHPS) since 1993. One of the main concerns identified by participating schools has been the provision of food on their premises. This paper looks at some of the ways the ENHPS project schools have moved towards developing a whole school approach to food and nutrition. Key themes identified by the schools include: linking the school curriculum with the school dining room and other food outlets; involving pupils and parents; improving the design and environment of the school dining room; and collaborating with the school’s catering service. Argues that, through such initiatives, schools have the potential to make a significant contribution to dietary change and the health of their pupils.

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Health Education, vol. 98 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Chris Tudor‐Smith, Chris Roberts, Nina Parry‐Langdon and Sue Bowker

Presents data from a 1995 self‐completion questionnaire survey of secondary schools in Wales on the organization and provision of health education teaching, the…

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Presents data from a 1995 self‐completion questionnaire survey of secondary schools in Wales on the organization and provision of health education teaching, the implementation of health‐related policies and the involvement of outside agencies in the planning and delivery of health promotion. The results from the 187 responding schools (82 per cent) show that a firm base exists for further developing health‐promoting secondary schools in Wales. Recommends that health education co‐ordinators devote preparation time to promote best practice in the subject and that schools put more effort into developing broadly based policies for health covering all those who use school premises. Advocates the structured integration of community resources into school programmes and improved understanding within schools of the concept of the health‐promoting school.

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Health Education, vol. 97 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-4283

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Publication date: 9 February 2010

Samantha Kibblewhite, Sue Bowker and Huw R. Jenkins

A healthy, balanced and nutritious diet for children and young people is essential for normal growth and development. Vending machines can be a source of food and drink…

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Purpose

A healthy, balanced and nutritious diet for children and young people is essential for normal growth and development. Vending machines can be a source of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt, and can undermine healthy eating messages. The purpose of this paper is to examine the contents of vending machines available in the vicinity of paediatric wards and paediatric out‐patient departments in hospitals in Wales.

Design/methodology/approach

Questionnaires are completed by staff in the Department of Child Health in each NHS Trust in Wales. This paper summarises the results.

Findings

Most vending machines found in the vicinity of paediatric wards and paediatric out‐patient departments in hospitals in Wales contain a majority of foods high in fat salt and sugar. Only a few contain over 50 per cent of drinks classified as healthy.

Research limitations/implications

There is no universally agreed definition of healthy food as related to individual products. This study looks at the availability of foods and drinks classified as “unhealthy” but does not look at the overall diet of the children in the ward.

Practical implications

The results of this study should encourage NHS Trusts to consider the contents of vending machines in the vicinity of paediatric wards and paediatric out‐patient departments in hospitals.

Originality/value

There is much rhetoric around the potential of vending machines to contribute to an unhealthy diet. This is the first paper to identify specific problems with hospital vending machines.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 40 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 March 1974

Tom Schultheiss, Lorraine Hartline, Jean Mandeberg, Pam Petrich and Sue Stern

The following classified, annotated list of titles is intended to provide reference librarians with a current checklist of new reference books, and is designed to…

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The following classified, annotated list of titles is intended to provide reference librarians with a current checklist of new reference books, and is designed to supplement the RSR review column, “Recent Reference Books,” by Frances Neel Cheney. “Reference Books in Print” includes all additional books received prior to the inclusion deadline established for this issue. Appearance in this column does not preclude a later review in RSR. Publishers are urged to send a copy of all new reference books directly to RSR as soon as published, for immediate listing in “Reference Books in Print.” Reference books with imprints older than two years will not be included (with the exception of current reprints or older books newly acquired for distribution by another publisher). The column shall also occasionally include library science or other library related publications of other than a reference character.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 February 1974

Frances Neel Cheney

Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here…

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Communications regarding this column should be addressed to Mrs. Cheney, Peabody Library School, Nashville, Term. 37203. Mrs. Cheney does not sell the books listed here. They are available through normal trade sources. Mrs. Cheney, being a member of the editorial board of Pierian Press, will not review Pierian Press reference books in this column. Descriptions of Pierian Press reference books will be included elsewhere in this publication.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 24 September 2001

Robert M. Hayes

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Models for Library Management, Decision Making and Planning
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-792-9

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Publication date: 1 February 1974

Tom Schultheiss

The following classified, annotated list of titles is intended to provide reference librarians with a current checklist of new reference books, and is designed to…

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The following classified, annotated list of titles is intended to provide reference librarians with a current checklist of new reference books, and is designed to supplement the RSR review column, “Recent Reference Books,” by Frances Neel Cheney. “Reference Books in Print” includes all additional books received prior to the inclusion deadline established for this issue. Appearance in this column does not preclude a later review in RSR. Publishers are urged to send a copy of all new reference books directly to RSR as soon as published, for immediate listing in “Reference Books in Print.” Reference books with imprints older than two years will not be included (with the exception of current reprints or older books newly acquired for distribution by another publisher). The column shall also occasionally include library science or other library related publications of other than a reference character.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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