State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, High School Standard
Outline of health education requirement
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Personal Wellness. Nutrition. Grades 9-12.
Component: Personal Wellness. Subcomponent: Nutrition
HS.PW.1 Identify the relationship between healthy eating and total wellness.
HS.PW.2 Evaluate personal nutritional and energy needs.
HS.PW.3 Examine the relationship between diet and disease. (e.g., metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hyperlipidemia).
Component Extension Interpret food labels, critique fad diets, and recognize food safety practices