State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
Guidance for Health Education Standard
In 2019, Iowa adopted the National Health Education Standards (NHES) as the recommended Iowa Health Education Standard and performance indicators. The Standard provide a common language and are a framework for student learning through eight anchor Standard consistent across grades Pre K-12.
Iowa Administrative Code 281-12.5 Education program.
*12.5(17)* Twenty-first century learning skills. b. Health literacy.* Components of health literacy include understanding and using basic health concepts to enhance personal, family and community health; establish and monitor health goals; effectively manage health risk situations and advocate for others; demonstrate a healthy lifestyle that benefits the individual and society.