American Journal of Health Education

American Journal of Health Education is a journal covering health education. Since it was founded in 1968 it is printed six times a year by American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance.Subjects for American Journal of Health Education include: Physical Education and Athletics; Health and Healthcare; Health and Fitness.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 6, November-December

Everyday Theory: A Practical Application of the Ecological Perspective
ABSTRACT Knowledge of health behavior theory allows health practitioners to design health promotion interventions that are based on factors that influence behavior. Objectives: At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to: (1) identify...
Lessons from the Street: An Introduction to Drug Education
ABSTRACT The instructional approach used in this teaching idea involves high-level cognitive and affective learning rather than passive learning through lecture, which often is the traditional, and ineffective, approach for students being educated...
Neighbors United for Health
ABSTRACT Modeled upon the ecclesiastic community group concept of Latin America to unite and strengthen the bond between the Church and neighborhoods, a community-based organization created Vecinos Unidos por la Salud (Neighbors United for Health)...
"Rewind and Replay:" Changing Teachers' Heterosexist Language to Create an Inclusive Classroom Environment
ABSTRACT Objectives: By completing the "Rewind and Replay" activity, participants will: (1) identify heterosexist language in common classroom interactions, (2) discuss underlying heterosexist assumptions embedded in common teacher statements, (3)...
Sexual Risk Taking: For Better or Worse
ABSTRACT Risk assessment can be an effective pedagogical strategy for sexuality education. Objectives: After learning about the modes of transmission and prevention strategies of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), students engaged in this teaching...
Stop the Tears of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
ABSTRACT Objectives: By participating in this Stop the Tears teaching strategy, students will be able to: (I) analyze how alcohol and drug abuse could affect their lives as well as the lives of their friends and family and, (2) create a media message,...
Teaching Violence Prevention: How Much Does Bullying Weigh?
ABSTRACT Bullying is a prevalent problem for many elementary school students, and it is associated with physical injury and depression. (1-4) Objectives: Students engaged in this teaching activity will be able to identify bullying behaviors as well...
The Future of Technology in Health Education: Challenging the Traditional Delivery Dogma
I am fully cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses as both a person and professional. To consider my work comparable to the likes of the previous scholars is a mistake. I don't have the research skills of an Elbert Glover. I don't have the statistical...
The Smoking Milkshake
ABSTRACT Objectives: This teaching idea is designed for students to learn about the ingredients in cigarettes and the potential short-term health consequences of these ingredients, as well as to learn about the general effects of smoking. Students...
The Story of Stuff: Increasing Environmental Citizenship
ABSTRACT Objectives: After this lesson, students will be able to: (1) list the five stages of materials production, (2) report key facts related to the materials economy, (3) identify sustainable solutions that positively impact the environment,...
Using Fast Food Nutrition Facts to Make Healthier Menu Selections
ABSTRACT Objectives: This teaching idea enables students to (1) access and analyze fast food nutrition facts information (Calorie, total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium content); (2) decipher unhealthy and healthier...
Whole Grains and Food Fun in an After-School Program
ABSTRACT Programs in community-based, after-school settings are ideal to teach children about healthy eating. Objectives: After completing this Whole Grains & Food Fun lesson, children will be able to: (1) list at least two benefits of eating...
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