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dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Caoimhe
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:23:53Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:23:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.citationCaoimhe McCarthy, 'The prevalence of childhood obesity as perceived by primary school teachers, and their attitudes towards the role of the school in obesity prevention.', [Thesis], 2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/92124
dc.descriptionProfessional Master of Education
dc.description.abstractIn 2018, the issue of childhood obesity both nationally and internationally is a profoundly relevant topic, with one in four nine-year old children in Ireland now considered to be overweight or obese (Layte & Mc Crory, 2011). The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the perspectives of primary school teachers regarding their role in combatting this global epidemic. It also explores the prevalence of childhood obesity, its causes and consequences, current initiatives and strategies that promote obesity prevention and the barriers teachers often face in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle in children. Existing literature on this subject was reviewed to inform the author throughout this research, which aided the generation of recommendations for further study in the area of childhood obesity.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories
dc.subject.lcshChildhood obesity
dc.subject.lcshPrimary school teachers
dc.subject.lcshHealthy lifestyle
dc.subject.lcshGlobal epidemic.
dc.subject.lcshSchool
dc.subject.lcshTeacher
dc.subject.lcshPrevention
dc.titleThe prevalence of childhood obesity as perceived by primary school teachers, and their attitudes towards the role of the school in obesity prevention.
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.institutionMarino Institute of Education
dc.type.qualificationlevelLevel 9
dc.type.qualificationnameProfessional Master of Education
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