State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
8 New York Codes, Rules and Regulations 100.1 Definitions.
(a) Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity and maintain personal health.
Guidance Document to Achieving New York State Learning Standard in Health
Health education teaches behavior-focused skills for healthy lifestyles (e.g. health literacy).