State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Utah Code 53G-10-402. Instruction in health.
(2)(a) The state board shall establish curriculum requirements under Section 53E-3-501 that include instruction in: (i) community and personal health; (ii) physiology; (iii) personal hygiene; (iv) prevention of communicable disease; (v) refusal skills; and (vi) the harmful effects of pornography. (3)(a) A student shall receive instruction in the courses described in Subsection (2) on at least two occasions during the period that begins with the beginning of grade 8 and the end of grade 12.
Utah State Office of Education: Secondary Health Core Curriculum
Health Foundations and Protective Factors of Healthy Self (HF) is intended to be the foundation of the Health Education Core. Protective factors are attributes such as skills, strengths, or coping strategies which increase the health and well-being of children. These attributes help people deal more effectively with stress, peer-pressure, and other potentially harmful situations. Students with strong protective factors are less likely to develop mental illness or substance use disorders. Students should receive instruction on this strand first. It should also be interwoven throughout all other strands. The goal of this strand is to develop fundamental skills for overall health and wellness.