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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 59-32-30.

(1) Beginning with the 1988-89 school year, for grades kindergarten through five, instruction in comprehensive health education must include the following subjects: community health, consumer health, environmental health, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health, prevention and control of diseases and disorders, safety and accident prevention, substance use and abuse, dental health, and mental and emotional health. Sexually transmitted diseases as defined in the annual Department of Health and Environmental Control List of Reportable Diseases are to be excluded from instruction on the prevention and control of diseases and disorders. At the discretion of the local board, age-appropriate instruction in reproductive health may be included.


South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 59-10-360. K-5 health curriculum; nutrition component.

Health curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade must include a weekly nutrition component.


South Carolina Standards for Health and Safety Education

Abbreviation Key Concept
D Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
G Growth, Development, and Sexual Health and Responsibility
I Injury Prevention and Safety
M Mental, Emotional, and Social Health
N Nutrition and Physical Activity
P Personal and Community Health

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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