Role of health literacy in informing children's conceptualizations of health, healthy bodies, and health practices: Findings from a qualitative study
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Explain how children conceptualize health, healthy bodies, and health practices. Compare the roles of functional, communicative, and critical health literacy in informing children's conceptualizations of health, healthy bodies, and health practices. Discuss health promotion strategies which may encourage children to conceptualize health in a more holistic, non-weight centered way.
Keyword(s): Child Health Promotion, Health Literacy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the lead investigator for the pilot study leading to the main project, and I am also the lead investigator for the main study described in this abstract (which was awarded seed grant funding from the Center for Health Literacy). My research interests include developing strategies to move children's health promotion away from "obesity fighting" and towards "health promoting."
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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