State law addresses physical activity.
216-RICR-20-10-4.7 Mandated Health Instructional Outcomes
- Physical Activity: the relationship of physical activity to health and physical fitness;
Rhode Island DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSTRUCTIONAL OUTCOMES
This document outlines health education Standard and outcomes with regard to physical activity
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-1-5. Duties of commissioner of elementary and secondary education.
It shall be the duty of the commissioner of elementary and secondary education:
(14) To establish health education, alcohol and substance abuse programs for students in grades kindergarten (K) through twelve (12), in accordance with § 35-4-18. The program will consist of the following: A mandated state health education, alcohol and substance abuse, curriculum for grades kindergarten (K) through twelve (12), a mandated assessment program in the areas of health, fitness, alcohol and substance abuse, and an in-service training program which will be developed specifically for the implementation of the mandated curriculum.