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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

A.R.M. 10.53.706 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FOURTH GRADE

(1) The health standards for fourth grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:

    • (i) identifying life skills that improve health and wellness;
    • (ii) discussing healthy and unhealthy behaviors and their effect on health;
    • (iii) identifying personal health-enhancing strategies that encompass substance abuse prevention, nutrition,exercise, injury and disease prevention, and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
    • (iv) describing risky behaviors and their potential consequences;
    • (v) discussing various characteristics of physical, mental, emotional, family, and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (vi) describing how universal precautions and other hygienic practices reduce the risk for contracting disease;
    • (vii) describing the potential sources of environmental factors that affect health;
    • (viii) discussing practices for safe school and community environments;
    • (ix) describing common childhood health problems and potential treatments;

    A.R.M. 10.53.707 HEALTH STANDARDS FOR FIFTH GRADE

(1) The health standards for fifth grade are that each student will be able to:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
    • (i) explaining the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health;
    • (ii) describing personal health-enhancing strategies that encompass substance abuse prevention, nutrition, exercise, injury and disease prevention and stress management, including traditional and contemporary strategies from American Indian cultures;
    • (iii) identifying potential consequences of engaging in risky behaviors;
    • (iv) identifying examples of physical, mental, emotional, family and social health, including those of traditional and contemporary American Indian cultures and practices;
    • (v) explaining practices used to prevent or reduce the risk of spreading or contracting communicable diseases;
    • (vi) discussing ways environmental factors affect health;
    • (vii) describing ways in which safe and healthy school and community environments can promote personal health;
    • (viii) describing ways to prevent and treat common childhood injuries and health problems;
    • (ix) giving examples of health care and their benefits, including the unique issues regarding American Indians and health care benefits; and
    • (x) identifying the basic structure and function of the major human body systems, including growth and development and the reproductive system.
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