State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, Elementary School Health Standard
Outline of health education requirements for elementary school
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Personal and Community Wellness. Nutrition. Grades K-5.
Component: Personal and Community Wellness Subcomponent: Nutrition
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
K.PCW.1 Identify food as a source of energy and growth.
1.PCW.1 Identify the basic food groups and examples.
2.PCW.1 Describe the importance of healthy meals and snacks.
3.PCW.1 Describe the benefits of drinking water as the main fluid source.
4.PCW.1 Use USDA guidelines to identify a variety of foods for a healthy diet.
5.PCW.1 Identify how unhealthy food choices and physical inactivity contribute to the development of chronic diseases. (e.g., high B/P)