Maryland - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (HS): Curricula

Policy Type: 
regulation; statute

State law addresses physical activity.

Code of Maryland Regulations 13A.04.18.01 Comprehensive Health Education Instructional Programs for grades Prekindergarten - 12.

H. Nutrition and Fitness. Students will demonstrate the ability to use nutrition and fitness knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle.

2017 Maryland Education Code 7-401 School health program

(a) Duty of county board. -- With the assistance of the county health department, each county board shall provide:

  • (1) Adequate school health services;
  • (2) Instruction in health education, including the importance of physical activity in maintaining good health; and
  • (3) A healthful school environment.
    General Assembly of Maryland
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