Montana - Teaching skills for healthy lifestyles: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.

A.R.M. 10.53.701 HEALTH CONTENT STANDARDS

(1) The content standards for health are that students:

  • (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health;
  • (b) analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors;
  • (c) demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health;
  • (d) demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks;
  • (e) demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health and safety;
  • (f) demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health;
  • (g) demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks; and
  • (h) demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.


    A.R.M. 10.55.1301 HEALTH ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM DELIVERY STANDARDS

(1) In general, a basic health enhancement program shall:

  • (a) meet the following conditions:

    • (i) maintain class size in accordance with other curriculum areas;
    • (ii) focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle;
    • (iii) integrate and include components of the traditional "health" and "physical education" disciplines;
    • (iv) maintain a program that meets the educational requirements of health enhancement; and
    • (v) maintain adequate first aid materials and communication device capabilities.
  • (b) include the following practices:

    • (i) make appropriate use of technology in the curriculum;
    • (ii) give students the decision-making tools to promote personal and community responsibility;
    • (iii) address the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions of a healthy lifestyle; and
    • (iv) promote physical activity as a means to a healthy lifestyle.
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