State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Alaska Health Education Standard
A. A student should be able to acquire a core knowledge related to well-being. A student who meets the content standard should:
- Understand how the human body is affected by behaviors related to eating habits, physical fitness, personal hygiene, harmful substances, safety, and environmental conditions;
- Understand and identify the causes, preventions, and treatments for diseases, disorders, injuries, and addictions;
Alaska Statutes 14.30.360 Curriculum.
(a) Each district in the state public school system shall be encouraged to initiate and conduct a program in health education for kindergarten through grade 12. The program should include instruction in physical health and personal safety including alcohol and drug abuse education, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), early cancer prevention and detection, dental health, family health including infant care, environmental health, the identification and prevention of child abuse, child abduction, neglect, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, and appropriate use of health services.