State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Pennsylvania Learning Standard for Early Childhood (2016)
Awareness of health concepts provides a foundation for healthy decision-making
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.21. Elementary education: primary and intermediate levels.
(e) Planned instruction aligned with academic Standard in the following areas shall be provided to every student every year in the primary program.
- (6) Health, safety and physical education, including instruction in concepts and skills which affect personal, family and community health and safety, nutrition, the prevention of alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse, knowledge and practice of lifetime physical activities, personal fitness, basic movement skills and concepts, motor skill development, principles and strategies of movement, and safety practices in physical activity settings.
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.83. [Reserved].
Concepts of Health 10.1. A. Stages of Growth and Development B. Interaction of Body Systems C. Nutrition D. Alcohol, Tobacco and Chemical Substances