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

Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 6661 Nutrition education

The department shall work with public schools to encourage nutrition education for students and for teachers and staff as part of coordinated school health programs and school food service programs and in accordance with chapter 222.1 The department shall work with public schools to encourage an outreach component for students' parents and guardians as part of a coordinated school health program. The department may adopt rules to implement the purposes of this section. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are major substantive rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

Code of Maine Rules 05-071-127 Instructional Program, Assessment, and Diploma Requirements

D. Each content area of the system of Learning Results is defined by the standards and performance indicators in Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 131.
Department of Education

NOTE: Until such time as the content list for Health Education is included in Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 131, health education shall continue to include instruction in community health, consumer health, environmental health, family life, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health including mental and emotional health, prevention and control of disease and disorders, safety and accident prevention, and substance use and abuse, including the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

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