New Mexico - HE K-12 curriculum—personal health and wellness (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

New Mexico Administrative Code 6.29.6.8 CONTENT STANDARDS WITH BENCHMARKS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR HEALTH EDUCATION, Grades K-4:

A. Content standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. Students will:

  • (1) grades K-4 benchmark 1: identify/describe/understand the relationships between personal health behaviors and individual well-being;
    • (a) grade K performance standards:
      • (i) describe how personal choices relate to health and how the consequences of those choices affect self and others (i.e., smoking, lack of physical activity, nutrition, personal hygiene, personal safety, etc.);
      • (ii) describe characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships (i.e., describe the unique differences of self and others, etc.);
      • (iii) describe what is meant by good personal hygiene (i.e., describe the importance of hand washing in disease prevention, etc.);

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;
    • (a) grades 5-6 performance standards:
      • (i) describe 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) identify healthy alternatives to unhealthy behaviors in the areas related to sexuality; nutrition; alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; physical activity; personal safety; mental, social and emotional well-being (i.e., abstinence, selection of healthy food choices, "natural highs," etc.);
      • (iii) explain how personal daily choices can affect future health status;
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