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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

North Carolina General Statues 115C-81.25 Health Education

(c) The State Board of Education, through the Department of Public Instruction, shall, on a regular basis, review materials related to these objectives and distribute these reviews to local school administrative units for their information.This program includes age-appropriate instruction in the following subject areas, regardless of whether this instruction isdescribed as, or incorporated into a description of, “family life education,” “family health education,” “health education,”“family living,” “health,” “healthful living curriculum,” or “self-esteem”:

  • (1) Mental and emotional health.
  • (2) Drug and alcohol abuse prevention.
  • (3) Nutrition.
  • (4) Dental health.
  • (5) Environmental health.
  • (6) Family living.
  • (7) Consumer health.
  • (8) Disease control.
  • (9) Growth and development.
  • (10) First aid and emergency care, including the teaching of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlichmaneuver by using hands-on training with mannequins so that students pass a test approved by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. For the purposes of this subdivision, schools shall do all of the following:
    • a. Use an instructional program developed by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized programs that is based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for CPR.
    • b. Maintain documentation in an electronic database that students have successfully completed CPR instruction to meet healthful living essential standards.
    • c. Require successful completion of instruction in CPR to be a requirement for high school graduation by the 2014-2015 school year.
  • (11) Preventing sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and other communicable diseases. As used in this section, “HIV/AIDS” means Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
  • (12) Reproductive health and safety education.
  • (13) Bicycle safety
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