State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
Chapter 1 NEW DIMENSIONS OF SCHOOL HEALTH
This is a gigantic manual for all things school health, and includes components on health education in the state "In secondary school, promoting healthy choices in all aspects of life becomes important, including: • good eating habits; • physical exercise; • the importance of adequate rest; • how to balance schoolwork with employment and leisure activities; • stress reduction; • tobacco, drug, and alcohol use; and • healthy relationships and sexuality."
Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework
Physical Health includes those aspects of health that are often the most salient in our immediate lives and related closely to the natural progression inherent in human development. The knowledge and skills presented are the foundation for individual control over many of the factors related to a healthy lifestyle. The areas covered share common goals in their emphasis and focus on building and maintaining healthy habits.