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

Policy Type: 
statute; regulation

State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.

Pennsylvania Unconsolidated Statutes Article XV Section 1513. Physiology and Hygiene.

Physiology and hygiene, which shall in each division of the subject so pursued include special reference to the effect of alcoholic drinks, stimulants, and narcotics upon the human system, and which shall also include special reference to tuberculosis and its prevention as well as nutrition and obesity, shall be introduced and studied as a regular branch by all pupils in all departments of the public schools, and in all educational institutions supported wholly or in part by appropriations from this Commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Code § 4.21. Elementary education: primary and intermediate levels.

(e) Planned instruction aligned with academic standards in the following areas shall be provided to every student every year in the primary program.

  • (6) Health, safety and physical education, including instruction in concepts and skills which affect personal, family and community health and safety, nutrition, the prevention of alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse, knowledge and practice of lifetime physical activities, personal fitness, basic movement skills and concepts, motor skill development, principles and strategies of movement, and safety practices in physical activity settings.
    The State of Pennsylvania

    The Pennsylvania Code § 4.83. [Reserved].

Concepts of Health 10.1.
A. Stages of Growth and Development
B. Interaction of Body Systems
C. Nutrition
D. Alcohol, Tobacco and Chemical Substances
The State of Pennsylvania

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