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Nutrition at School: Creating a Healthy Food Environment

Nicole Larson and Mary Story

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes nutritional concerns for youth, the impact of school nutrition programs, the current environment in schools, tools for assessing school nutrition environments, and model ... More


Safe and Healthy School Environments

Howard Frumkin, Robert Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, and Janice Nodvin (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

School is the child's workplace. Children spend many of their waking hours at school, in circumstances that are often suboptimal. There may be excessive crowding, poor indoor air quality, ... More


Introduction

Howard Frumkin

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the conditions of schools in the U.S. and the importance of the school environment. It provides an overview of the subsequent chapters. It ... More


Violence and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Tod Schneider

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses violence and crime prevention in schools. Environmental changes can help protect schools from violence, crime, and other antisocial behavior. First-generation Crime Prevention ... More


Emergency Management

Angelo J. Bellomo

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses emergency management in schools. The development of a comprehensive emergency response plan is key to ensuring a rapid and effective response to school emergencies. The ... More


Lay Theories of Media Effects: Power Rangers at Pre-school

Ellen Seiter

in Television and New Media Audiences

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198711421
eISBN:
9780191694905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198711421.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The pre-school environment is evidently complex as it exists across a wide variety of school setups, policies, principles, and practices. Some schools highly discourage media viewing while ... More


Cleaning Materials and Methods

Stephen Ashkin and Richard Ellis

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses green cleaning in schools. Clean schools minimize safety hazards and provide an optimal setting for learning. “Green cleaning” is an approach to cleaning designed to meet three ... More


Health Services at School: Environmental Considerations

Julia Graham Lear

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health services provided at schools represent an opportunity not only to safeguard the health of students in general but also to promote environmental health. This chapter begins with an overview of ... More


Temperature and Humidity

Jouni J.K. Jaakkola

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the scientific parameters of temperature and humidity and the ways in which they affect comfort and health in schools. Thermal conditions—temperature, relative humidity, and ... More


Ergonomics for Students and Staff

Cheryl Bennett, Andree Woodcock, and Diane Tien

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews three pressing ergonomic concerns in schools—furniture, information and communications technology (ICT), and school bags—to illustrate the role of ergonomics in promoting the ... More


High-Performance School Buildings

Charles Eley

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews some material covered in the earlier chapters and introduces some new material, presenting it in the broad context of high-performance schools. High-performance school buildings ... More


Improving Learning Environments: School Discipline and Student Achievement in Comparative Perspective

Richard Arum and Melissa Velez (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778039
eISBN:
9780804781688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778039.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book provides the first systematic comparative cross-national study of school disciplinary climates. In it, leading international social science researchers explore nine national case studies to ... More


Safe School Travel

H. Douglas Robertson and Jeffrey C. Tsai

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The trip to school is very much a part of the school environment. Two aspects of this trip bear directly on children's health and safety: the risk of injuries during the journey and the opportunity ... More


Healthy School Travel: Walking and Bicycling

Linda B. Crider and Amanda K. Hall

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the physically active aspect of school travel, such as walking and bicycling. Walking and bicycling offer important health benefits to children, but the proportion of children ... More


Children and Adults with Disabilities

Kathy Gips, Janice Nodvin, and I. Leslie Rubin

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on a wide range of attitudes and design features needed to achieve safe and healthy school environments for everyone, including those with disabilities. Several themes run ... More


Playgrounds: A 150-Year-Old Model

Robin Moore

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by tracing the history of playgrounds and exploring the philosophies behind the changes. Two major themes emerge. First, playgrounds should be places where children can play ... More


Pest Control

Troy A. Pierce and Robert J. Geller

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Insects, rodents, and other animals frequently cohabit indoor and outdoor human settings. They become pests when they put human health or property at risk. This chapter provides an overview of the ... More


Crowding, Class Size, and School Size

Lorraine E. Maxwell

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses two separate but related aspects of the school environment: population, in relation to both class size and the size of the school, and crowding. Overcrowding affects the ... More


Noise

Lorraine E. Maxwell

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the nonauditory effect of noise on children, that is, the effect of noise apart from hearing loss. Noise sources can be external (e.g., roads, trains, aircraft) or internal ... More


Outdoor Air Pollution

Andrea Hricko

in Safe and Healthy School Environments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195179477
eISBN:
9780199864638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses outdoor air pollution in school environments. Outdoor (ambient) air pollution presents a number of issues in the school environment, including exposure of children to diesel ... More


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