State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Tennessee Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Standard, Elementary School Health Standard
Outline of health education requirements for elementary school
Tennessee Health Education Standard.
Component: Disease Prevention Subcomponent: Personal Hygiene
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
K.DP.2 Identify the importance of healthy and unhealthy personal hygiene.
1.DP.2 Explain the importance of not sharing personal hygiene items (e.g., toothbrush, combs, brushes).
2.DP.2 Identify and define common pathogens that affect personal hygiene.
3.DP.2 Identify the consequences of not maintaining appropriate oral and personal hygiene.
4.DP.2 Describe how personal hygiene can positively/negatively affect social interactions with peers.
5.DP.2 Describe the effects of puberty on hygiene practices.
K.DP.3 Identify proper hygiene skills (e.g., hand washing, shampooing, flossing, etc.).
1.DP.3 Demonstrate healthy personal hygiene practices (e.g., hand washing, shampooing, flossing, etc.)
2.DP.3 Describe ways through which common pathogens can enter the body.
3.DP.3 Describe the importance of regular dental visits to maintain good oral health.
4.DP.3 Identify daily hygiene needs and where products can be located (e.g., store, nurses, clinics).
5.DP.3 Identify that additional personal hygiene is needed during puberty.