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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: identify/describe/understand the relationships between personal health behaviors and individual well-being;
    • (b) grades 1-2 performance standards:
      • (iii) recognize what is meant by good personal hygiene (i.e., describe the importance of hand washing in disease prevention, etc.);
    • (c) grades 3-4 performance standards:
      • (i) identify and understand how personal choices relate to health and how the consequences of those choices affect self and others (i.e., smoking, lack of physical activity, nutrition, personal hygiene, abstinence, personal safety, etc.);

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.9 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades 5-8:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (1) grades 5-8 benchmark 1: explain the relationship between positive health behaviors and the prevention of injury, illness, disease and premature death;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) describe risk factors and their association with health consequences in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being;
      • (ii) identify healthy alternatives to unhealthy behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., abstinence, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
      • (iii) explain how personal daily choices can affect future health status;
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