New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses physical activity.

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;
    • (b) grades 7-8 performance standards:
      • (i) understand 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) understand how healthy alternatives can replace unhealthy behaviors (i.e., abstinence, condom use, other pregnancy prevention methods, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
      • (iii) analyze how personal daily choices can affect future health status;
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