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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations 118.01 Educational goals and expectations.

(2) Educational Goals.

(d) Personal development.

  1. Knowledge of the human body and the means to maintain lifelong health, including:
    • b. Knowledge of the nutritive value of foods, as outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a publication of the federal departments of health and human services and agriculture, and knowledge of the role of a nutritious diet in promoting health, preventing chronic disease, and maintaining a healthy weight.
    • c. Knowledge of physiology and hygiene, sanitation, the effects of controlled substances under ch. 961 and alcohol upon the human system, symptoms of disease and the proper care of the body. No pupil may be required to take instruction in these subjects if his or her parent files with the teacher a written objection thereto. If a pupil does not take instruction in these subjects as a result of parental objection, the pupil may not be required to be examined in the subjects and may not be penalized in any way for not taking such instruction, but if the subjects receive credit toward graduation, the school board may require the pupil to complete an alternative assignment that is similar to the subjects in the length of time necessary to complete. Instruction in physiology and hygiene shall include instruction on sexually transmitted diseases and shall be offered in every high school.
    • d. Awareness about drug abuse, including prescription drug abuse, and prevention.
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