State law addresses healthy eating/nutrition.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, Middle School Standard
Outline of health education requirement
Tennessee Health Education Standard. Personal Wellness. Nutrition. Grades 6-8.
Component: Personal Wellness Subcomponent: Nutrition
Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
6.PW.1 Explain the relationship between a balanced nutrition program and the essential nutrients for overall wellness.
7.PW.1 Evaluate how food choices are influenced by multiple factors.
8.PW.1 Describe body composition and eating disorders, and practice principles of food safety.
6.PW.2 Analyze tools such as Dietary Guidelines and Food Fact Labels as they relate to the planning of nutrition and fitness.
7.PW.2 Apply dietary tools such as My Plate or Food Fact Labels to plan and employ healthy meal plans.
8.PW.2 Apply formulas such as body mass index to demonstrate how healthy nutrition can affect body composition.
6.PW.3 Apply strategies to consume a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages.
7.PW.3 Analyze internal and external factors that affect food choices.
8.PW.3 Analyze the relationship among nutrition, fitness, and healthy weight management for the prevention of diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and eating disorders.
6.PW.4 Research lifelong nutrition and health-related fitness concepts to enhance quality of life.
7.PW.4 Synthesize lifelong nutrition and health-related fitness to enhance quality of life.
8.PW.4 Analyze lifelong nutrition and health-related fitness to enhance quality of life.