Colorado - HE K-12 curriculum—health eating/nutrition (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

C.R.S. 22-25-103

(3) "Comprehensive health education" means a planned, sequential health program of learning experiences in preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through twelve which shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following topics:

  • (a) Communicable diseases, including, but not limited to, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related illness;
  • (b) Community and environmental health;
  • (c) Consumer health;
  • (d) Dental health;
  • (e) Tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use;
  • (f) Human growth and development;
  • (g) Hereditary and developmental conditions;
  • (h) Mental and emotional health;
  • (i) Nutrition, personal health, and physical fitness;
  • (j) Family life education;
  • (k) Injury prevention, safety, motor vehicle safety, and emergency care;
  • (l) High-risk behaviors and concerns; and
  • (m) Age appropriate instruction on family roles and expectations, child development, and parenting.

C.R.S. 22-32-136

(3) On or before July 1, 2006, each school district board of education is encouraged to adopt policies ensuring that:

  • (d) Every student has access to age-appropriate and culturally sensitive instruction designed to teach lifelong healthy eating habits and a healthy level of physical activity.

Comprehensive Health Health & Physical Education

2. Physical and Personal Wellness (Shared Standard)
Includes physical activity, healthy eating, and sexual health and teaches lifelong habits and patterns for a fit, healthy, and optimal childhood and adulthood; examines society, media, family, and peer influence on wellness choices; practices decision-making and communication skills for personal responsibility for wellness; and identifies the consequences of physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and early sexual activity. Includes health promotion and disease prevention, and teaches responsibility and skills for personal health habits as well as behavior and disease prevention; sets personal goals for optimal health; examines common chronic and infectious diseases and causes; and recognizes the physical, mental, and social dimensions of personal health.
Source: Colorado Department of Education

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